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pugs_are_death t1_iu0tyyo wrote

They still have you wear that lead apron at the doctor. That's what this person did, took x-rays to find shrapnel, bullets and to assist in treatment of fractures

Shrapnel showed up very clearly even in early x-ray technology. They wanted to make sure there were no pieces still in the patient.


_Ross- t1_iu20qfd wrote

Can confirm. I'm a radiographer, the staff in my department wear lead (although nothing like what this radiographer in the picture was wearing) for 8-10 hours a day. It's pretty heavy and annoying, but over decades of working around radiation for hours on end, it will probably end up saving our lives.


Caveman108 t1_iu2l71m wrote

Still sketches me out that y’all wear all that and I’m sitting there in a hospital gown. Like logically I get it, I’m being exposed once and you are there all day 5 days a week, but my lizard brain is like “something ain’t right here.”


AlexandrinaIsHere t1_iu39avy wrote

Got dental x-rays at the school downtown. Forget if there was a reason or if the student just goofed the order of operations, but the student got me and the xray machine situated then grabbed the lead apron I was supposed to wear. And I wasn't feeling squeamish about it, so I was cool with him just laying it across my torso.

But when he ducked around the corner to stand in an x-ray proof box and the damn apron was sliding off my chest I did my best to grab on to it and keep it over my vital organs.


A_Blue_Frog_Child t1_iu0t17m wrote

Boy they went for maximum fear factor in the First World War didn’t they?


bobbyconstance t1_iu11nwy wrote

“Its ok Francois, the radiation wont hurt you in this suit”


JEANDEPETAIN t1_iu1hyea wrote

Can’t be French, they didn’t wear chevrons like that. Looks English, but in France maybe


cnvrg t1_iu0x5lz wrote

That thing would have more than decent weight to it, right?


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rattymcratface t1_iu298s4 wrote

I especially like the floppy puppy ears. What purpose did those serve, the better to hear you with?


Jimmy3OO t1_iu4pd3i wrote

This man’s drip is insane