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store rooms directly above the main entrance foyer were packed with
assorted odds and bits. Mainly scrap paperwork, but primarily nursing
journals from the 1970s. A whole back catalogue of them by the look
of it. Interesting primarily for their hilarious "technological
breakthrough" stories - you know, like that pioneering cure for
cancer that we all take for granted nowdays. Yes, and of course there
were black and white pictures of doctors with funny sideburns, so
we couldn't help but take a few. Here's some of what we found...
And as you can
see - they're simply action-packed with "hilarious" features...
the whole publication is a sheer breakthrough in technology. At this
rate, theyll be using computers next!
But at least they're
full of sensational innovations that would become commonplace in the
future (but on which planet we've yet to find out)...
of course some good old fashioned really useful advice that will no
doubt come in handy on so many potential occasions that it isn't true.
okay - So in reality, they are just dated magazines. But that isn't
going to stop us from showing you the latest craze in ambulance technology
- yes folks, it's the good old Transit van.
it isn't going to stop us from taking the piss out of people with
silly names who talk to giant mosquitos either.
indeed from digging up some truly priceless advertising (and how exactly
is this semi-disposable?)...
last, but by no means least - Yes, it's time to meet Seventies
Man - Closer in many ways to Austropithecus than Homo
sapiens sapiens. Click on the thumbnail here for a collage of
just some of the festering facial hair, brylcreem and kinky slacks
available in the pages of these medical journals. And be warned -
they have names like Roy Sainsbury, Hugh Clegg, Lord Seebohm, Brian
Salmon and Isaac Mangang. Isaac Mangang? Hang on...that can't be right...