I am writing this as a wet shaver and a general surgeon with an interest in history. Surgeons split off from barbers, the original shavers, to follow armies at war, thus learning the management of wounds. As late as the Renaissance, surgeons were referred to as Mister, while the “ doctors” ministered as priests, never touching blood. It was only the drainage of an abscess by a French surgeon on a Royal’s Buttock, that elevated European surgeons to the title of Doctor. To this day, as a rejection of all things French, British surgeons are still referred to as Mister!
Posted March 5, 2014
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Posted February 26, 2014
Recently, I was visiting our local beauty supply place to get my wife a hairbrush (oh, the things I do). I know they carry Art of Shaving, Jack Black’s and a few other shaving brands, so I asked if they had any shaving samples, and sure enough, they gave me a plethora of samples of Jack Black’s shaving products. On to the shave!
Posted February 24, 2014
Posted February 19, 2014
[Preface by Mantic59: I'm all about the pleasure of shaving. But even I get curious about other ways of doing things, including shaving. I have seen ads for laser hair removal--you probably have too--and out of curiosity I got to wondering just what is involved. So I asked Katherine Smith to look into it for Sharpologist.] Shaving works in a lot of cases, except when it doesn’t. If you have stubborn hair in unsightly places that just won’t go away, it’s time to consider another alternative: laser hair removal. Laser hair removal doesn’t replace shaving; it provides a safe, permanent…