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24 Intriguing Medical Images From The Past [Pic]

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.

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Date: 02/05/14 05:34 PM

16 Responses to 24 Intriguing Medical Images From The Past [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    February 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm
    Link: 24 Intriguing Medical Images From The Past - Eerie and bizarre items from our medical history.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    It must have been a real comfort during the plague to have your doctor visit dressed as a vulture.
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    whirlygirl Female 30-39
    231 posts
    February 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 5, 2014 at 6:49 pm
    Lewis Sayre`s scoliosis treatment looks sexy
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    February 5, 2014 at 7:10 pm
    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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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm
    doctors werent allowed to touch women? then how did they administer treatment for "hysteria"?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm
    Then, of course, there`s always this.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    February 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm
    yikes
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2014 at 11:56 pm

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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    February 6, 2014 at 2:26 am
    the scoliosis picture looks hot.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    February 6, 2014 at 4:09 am
    OldOily - The modern day equivalent is called `water-skiing`.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2014 at 5:58 am
    Whirlygirl, I suspect many of our current practices will be bizarre.... The prolific drug prescribing, chiropractors & chemotherapy come to mind.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    February 6, 2014 at 6:26 am
    "Female Remedy"

    is it gin?
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    714 posts
    February 6, 2014 at 11:29 am
    staring at boobs for 2 hour a day is a guaranteed cure for scoliosis.
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    Stormith Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm
    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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