From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.
We drove across the bay to spend yesterday playing tourist in Mobile, and if you’re ever in this part of Alabama, you really need to make some time to explore this historic city which was first settled by the French in 1702. But Mobile has also been under British and Spanish rule before Alabama became part of the United States and then saw the Confederate flag fly over it during the Civil War.
Our first stop was at the small but very interesting Mobile Medical Museum, which displays an interesting, if somewhat gruesome at times, collection of early day medical instruments ranging from bloodletting tools to amputation saws and forceps used in child delivery.
Among the displays was an iron lung. As a kid during the polio outbreaks of the 1950s I had a cousin who was afflicted by the horrible disease. I can still remember the terror so many adults had, even though us kids could not understand it.
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