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V0019646 A barber's shop, Alresford. Coloured reproduction of an aquaI am thrilled to announce that I have been asked to blog for the Huffington Post. But don’t worry, kind readers! I will never abandon The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice. I will continue to post original content on this site in order to satisfy your voracious appetite for medical history.

To keep you up-to-date on my latest morbid musings, however, I will provide links to the full-length articles from The Huffington Post here.

So without further ado, please kindly direct your attention to my debut piece: ‘The Bloody History behind the Barber’s Pole’—I hope you enjoy it!


*Please note that stockpile images which appear at the top of Huffington Post articles are not chosen by the author.