Titanic's hospital

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diana handley

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There were no sticking plasters (Elastoplasts or band aid) for cut fingers on knees etc.
As they hadn’t be invented yet.
They were invented in 1920

There was no insulin for diabetics.
That wasn’t invented until 1921-22
 
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Amazing fact about Titanic First Class Cabins!

There were no TV's of the LCD or tube variety, as they hadn't been invented at the time!

Amazing fact about the galleys!

There were no Microwaves, as they hadn't been invented at the time!

Amazing fact about the control bridge!

There was no Sonar or Radar, as they hadn't been invented at the time!

I could go on all day...
 

Dave Gittins

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Another mind-boggling fact is that in April 1912 there were not millions of Titaniacs arguing over minute and inconsequential details of the disaster!
 

Inger Sheil

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I've never wished to live in 1912, Dave...but that last posted fact is enough to almost make me want one of those time-machines that Titanic enthusiasts are always lamenting the lack of...

(Diana, hope you take all these posts in good spirit - the humour around here can be a bit robust at times).
 

Tad G. Fitch

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Diana, interesting how far medical technology has come in less than a century isn't it? Imagine in another 100 years what can be accomplished.

Dave wrote:
"Another mind-boggling fact is that in April 1912 there were not millions of Titaniacs arguing over minute and inconsequential details of the disaster!"

Haha! Very true. However, the real reason that there was no arguing over the events in April 1912 is because there were millions of people too busy reading made up stories and tales about the disaster that were invented by the press to argue amongst themselves! If the false tales hadn't been about real people, it would have been quite humorous. Some of the headlines and stories didn't have enough credibility to be able to grace the cover of that spoof supermarket tabloid The Weekly World News today! :0)

Inger wrote:
"(Diana, hope you take all these posts in good spirit - the humour around here can be a bit robust at times)."

I hope you take these in good spirit as well. We can all be a little scary, but don't worry, we don't bite...or at least not hard. :0)
 

Jane Smith

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This might be a odd place to ask this but how was Titanic's D Deck hospital operated exactly? Did they do things differently than now?

Also, I have a question about Titanic's crew & the procedure about dead bodies. If someone on the ship died from natural causes, blood loss, a gunshot, etc...where would they put that person's body? I’m kinda thinking that they would take the body to the hospital on D Deck or just put it in one of the cargo holds or something
 

Harland Duzen

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Also, I have a question about Titanic's crew & the procedure about dead bodies. If someone on the ship died from natural causes, blood loss, a gunshot, etc...where would they put that person's body? I’m kinda thinking that they would take the body to the hospital on D Deck or just put it in one of the cargo holds or something
They would wrap up the body carefully and then do one of the following:

A) Bury the deceased at sea by dropping them overboard in accordance with company protocol and after a short service of respect on deck (Cunard definitely did this but White Star I don't know).

B) Keep the body in the hold in some specialist location that would't risk contamination of food or other passengers health.

*(I have heard that for bodies being transported across the sea for burial in their home country, they have to be kept in hermetically sealed coffins for the the passage.)
 
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