pugs_are_death t1_j2s6znl wrote

Wearing men's attire had to be at least mostly out of practicality. For one, men's clothing would have been more available, and secondly pants are the only way one could endure very long rides on a horse. There are casual photos of her wearing a dress. I assume she mostly dressed like a man when riding. It was probably also out of safety, from a distance in that clothing she would have appeared to be a man and to an outlaw potentially less of an easy target to get bushwacked.


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.