Scribe’s Cave Picture Prompt #41

And speaking of breathing (we visited with the iron lung last week, remember?), here’s something for you to consider: “medical experiments in 1887 recorded pressures up to 85 psi against the skin inside such corsets, the same as a modern fire hydrant” (source here).


I suppose our photo for this week confirms that statement, and more. What does it say to you?


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Corset damage to a ribcage; 19th century London

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