He Lived Through This! Ancient Illust

He Lived Through This! Ancient Illust

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    Illustration (after the fact) of the actual injuries sustained by a warrior who lived...maybe NOT to fight another day...but, he lived.
    I thought you would get a jolt out of seeing it and remembering it the next time we are talking about STOPPING POWER.



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    Thats one bad dude there

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    Dread to think what the insurance bill would be!
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    that's gonna leave a mark!

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    How many guys could stand up to that now?
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    I think that had to hurt, alot. If he survived it he would be one of those guys you always address "sir". Especially on a dark night in a bad part of town!
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    It is amazing how hard some people are to kill.

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    Good example of "never give up, fight till you can't move".

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    Most of those are believable as far as the survival goes.

    The only one that stretches credibility is the knife in the lower abdomen. Back before "invasive" surgery and antibiotics this type of wound was about 99% fatal since the intestine was punctured. And in time we are talking into the 1900s.
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    Oh yep, He probably survived the battle but, I can't see how infection would not have eventually "done him in" unless he had one hell of an immune system.

    Usually any puncture type injuries back then were eventually life threatening or fatal.
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    I have always disagreed with Friedrich Nietzsche on some things. For instance, that which does not kill you does not necessarily make you stronger. If that guy lived, he probably wished he was dead.

    Also, that which does not kill you only postpones the inevitable.
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    "Also, that which does not kill you only postpones the inevitable."

    In this instance...very true.
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    I've seen this guy. Looks like me after a late night with friends.
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    I think perhaps the artist took some liberties as to actual damages. At any rate, the human body sure can take a lot of damage and survive.
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    Peter Capstick talked about folks in the African bush sustaining horrendous injuries that he figured no one could survive for even a few hours. Then seeing them up and hunting again at an amazing speed. He figured it was the sheer genetic selection of people in remote places never having the luxury of any medical help. The ones that survived to have kids had to be tough and quick healers!
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