Saturday, November 2, 2019

Cute, but a Distraction

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It is said when there was peace between the natives and the pioneers, that the front gates to the fort at Provo were left wide open. This allowed the native children to enter the fort. As much as they were liked, they could be a distraction to whom?
a.                  The men trying to do their work
b.                  The moms trying to do their household work
c.                   The children trying to pay attention in school
d.                  The pets not wanting to play
Yesterday’s answer:
D   An instrument to relieve high blood pressure
From the life of Sophie Ruesch Mathis:   Sophie Ruesch was born in the small town of St. Margrethen, Switzerland. Her parents were Hans Jacob Ruesch and Johanna Barbara Moser Ruesch. Her parents were able to give their children a good education, and Sophie chose the study of medicine. She attended a German school of medicine and later enrolled for additional study in Naples, Italy, where she received a doctor’s degree. Her medical instrument were carried in a brown satchel, which went wither wherever she traveled. She had instruments to help deliver babies and an instrument called a Schrepta which had six blades about three-eighths of an inch long. At the end of these blades were tubes to catch the blood when she cut slits into the flesh above the shoulder blade of the patient to draw blood. This was the only known way to relieve high blood pressure. She also had a catheter for use in tapping bladder stoppage.
Lesson Committee, Museum Memories-Daughters of Utah Pioneers, (Salt Lake City, Talon Printing, 2010), 2: 65.

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