Brain hemorrhage, post-mortem
Corset damage to a ribcage. 19th century London
Dr. Kilmer”s Female Remedy
Tanning babies at the Chicago Orphan Asylum, 1925, to offset winter rickets
Woman with an artificial leg, too embarrassed to show her face c. 1890 – 1900
Wooden prosthetic hand, c. 1800
Items used to disguise facial injuries. Early plastic surgery.
Blood transfusion bottle, England 1978
Dr. Clark”s Spinal Apparatus advertisement, 1878
Neurological exam with electrical device, c. 1884
Antique prosthetic leg
US Civil War surgeon”s kit
“Walter Reed physiotherapy store” 1920″s
Boy in rolling “invalid cart” c. 1915
Obstetric phantom, Italy 1700-1800. Tool to teach medical students and midwives about childbirth
Radioactive yummies – Good for what ails you.
Lewis Sayre”s scoliosis treatment
Claude Beck”s early defibulator
Antique birthing chair used until the 1800s
Anatomical Model. Doctors were not allowed to touch the women”s bodies, so they would point to describe pain locations
Radiology nurse technician, WWI France 1918
1855 – 1860. One of first surgical procedures using ether as an anesthetic
Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The beaks held scented substances
Eerie and bizarre items from our medical history.