Top: Mme. Moitessier by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1856
Bottom Left: Evening dress ca. 1860, from the Kent State University Museum
Bottom Middle: Evening dress worn by Queen Victoria, 1855, from the Royal Collection via gogmsite
Bottom Right: Evening dress ca. 1855, from the Kyoto Costume Institute
Ebola Health Workers Fight Heat, Rumors
Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm for their patients. The hellish conditions aren’t the only problem: health workers struggle to convince patients they’re trying to help them, not hurt them.
Rumors are rife that Western aid workers are importing Ebola, stealing bodies or even deliberately infecting patients. Winning trust is made harder by a full suit of hood, goggles, mask and gown that hides their faces.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/ebola-health-workers-fight-heat-rumors
i eat cake everyday because i know somewhere out there, it’s someone’s birthday
Journalists Tim Pool and Alice Speri had boots on the ground at the Ferguson protest where police enforced a curfew tonight that lead to protesters getting tear gassed
CNN asked the cops last night after they started trying to disperse the protesters that were still there after curfew what they using and the and the cops told them that they were only using smoke bombs. At around 2AM, the cops recanted that statement and said they started using tear gas after someone got shot. That’s how I understood it from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.