They don’t make doctors or dentists like they used to in the old days….thank God.

I love this 19th Century photograph of a particularly sinister-looking doctor. If you ever feel squeamish about going to the surgery or, like me last week, to the dentist, just give a moment’s thought to the poor unfortunate patients of this man. I wonder if any of them survived the tools of his trade. The set of knives just doesn’t warrant thinking about….ouch.

Maybe he was a cuddly bear of a man when he wasn’t posing for the camera but I wouldn’t count on it.

To calm and heal any anxiety this picture may have brought you, here is the most beautiful and healing piece of music I can think of and it is no surprize that it is by J.S. Bach:

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