Prince Whipple

The signing of the Declaration of Independence marked a call for freedom and liberty. They hoped to free the colonial peoples from the ruling of those far away. However, many of these Founding Fathers, certainly hypocritically, owned slaves! One such signatory was William Whipple, a representative of New Hampshire, who owned a slave by the name of […]

Fastest Knife in the West End

Before anesthetics and antibiotics, amputation of a limb was a life-threatening procedure. Time was an essential factor for both of these issues, infection and pain being reduced if the amputation was performed faster. One 19th century surgeon by the name of Robert Liston was particularly adept at speedy amputations, earning the name “The Fastest Knife […]