24 Intriguing Medical Images From The Past [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago in Weird


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.
There are 16 comments:
Female 543
The patients wrapped in wet blankets is pretty freaky. Could you imagine being bound like that for being "insane", which back then could be just about anything.
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Male 714
staring at boobs for 2 hour a day is a guaranteed cure for scoliosis.
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Male 2,860
"Female Remedy"

is it gin?
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Male 1,745
Whirlygirl, I suspect many of our current practices will be bizarre.... The prolific drug prescribing, chiropractors & chemotherapy come to mind.
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Male 5,874
OldOily - The modern day equivalent is called `water-skiing`.
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Male 1,364
the scoliosis picture looks hot.
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Male 2,688

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Female 4,359
yikes
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Male 15,832
Then, of course, there`s always this.
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Male 3,442
doctors werent allowed to touch women? then how did they administer treatment for "hysteria"?
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Female 4,447
Me thinks Lewis Sayre just wanted to look at some bewbies, which given the times, I don`t really blame him. Remember, folks, they had no internet. Bewbs were hard to come by.
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Male 14,835
Lewis Sayre`s scoliosis treatment looks sexy
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Female 232
Love this old-timey medical stuff for some reason. I can only imagine what people in 100 years will think of the stuff we do today.
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Male 38,507

It must have been a real comfort during the plague to have your doctor visit dressed as a vulture.
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Male 978
wow that was awesome, if a little dark in some parts! Show`s how far we have come in both treating medical conditions and our attitudes towards them!
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Female 8,044
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