Victorian Surgical Theatre

“Powers beyond my control had brought me to Room 5 at the clinic in Casablanca, and I could not have run away then even if I had wanted to. . . I went to say good-bye to myself in the mirror. We would never meet again, and I wanted to give that other self a long last look in the eye, and a wink for luck.”
— Jan Morris, Conundrum (From Stone “The Empire Strikes Back…”)

“Listen to me, Frankenstein.”
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein