This Is What Your Skin Looks Like When You Have Deadly Diseases

Submitted by: fancylad 3 months ago in Weird


Hep B, Jaundice, tuberculous, shingles, the plague -- all your favorites recreated by makeup artists. So many cool-looking diseases, it's impossible to pick the best one.
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Female 172
I honestly thought her acne was part of the makeup for the first two cases.  
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Male 2,478
datastrom ! Now that you mention it, it does seem that a model with clear skin should have been a requirement for this role. Ah well. Still an amazing video.
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Male 5,183
squrlz4ever It was most likely the constant make up applications that caused the acne
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Male 5,183
Off topic... I just watched Death Race 2050 (Death Race 5) and it was just silly
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Male 2,064
thezigrat You posted Death Race 2000 not that long ago...I watched it again thanks to that post.  That YouTube channel is gone now though :(
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Male 5,183
kalron27 Pitty
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Male 2,064
thezigrat Pitty indeed...but at least Turbo Kid is still available on Netflix!
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Male 7,759
thezigrat None of the modern ones will ever be as entertaining as the original 1975 Death Race 2000
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Male 5,183
megrendel I loved Death Race 2K and Death Race 2, Death Race 1 was pretty good, 3 was Meh, and 2050 is a remake of 2K , not bad, just silly
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Male 5,183
thezigrat But I agree with you 2K was the most entertaining
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Male 5,183
I am most worried about Ich and the Spanish flu. I thought Squrlz would be worried about Hunta and Rabies
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Male 2,478
thezigrat We squirrels seldom, if ever, get hantavirus or rabies, thank goodness. Lyme disease, however, is a problem--but virtually every critter in the woodlands is susceptible to that. 
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Male 5,183
squrlz4ever You mean you never had a girl squrl that was just rabbid about you?
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Male 2,478
thezigrat Well, here's the thing. Squirrel sex isn't particularly romantic. Twice a year we go into a mating frenzy that's very brief. Kind of a wham-bam-thank-you-M'am kind of thing. Very unfulfilling. Perhaps that's why I find myself flirting with most of the female IAB'ers. Alas, all the good hooman females appear to be taken. I don't even get belly rubs from Maddie anymore. ~sulks~
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Male 5,183
squrlz4ever how about Ich? That itches like you won't believe. Btw hope you win Squirrel  Of The Month. Want a Pistachio? These are undyed.
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Male 2,478
thezigrat Thank you for your support. ~noms pistachio~
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Male 2,478
This is probably the most effective pro-vaccine video I've ever seen.

Honestly, you hoomans don't realize how fortunate you are today. The disease here that has always bothered me the most, for some reason, is smallpox. The accounts of smallpox among the Native Americans are just horrifying. And it wasn't all that long ago that the disease was still causing permanent disfigurement and death.

Here's a photograph from the early 1900s (below). The 16-year-old boy on the left did not receive smallpox vaccine; the 16-year-old boy on the right did. Both were exposed to smallpox on the same day and both are experiencing the disease. The results speak for themselves.



The photo was a part of a "lantern slide" presentation used by Philadelphia physicians to educate the public on the importance of vaccination. I've got to think this image must have had a powerful effect on mothers and fathers at the turn of the century when it was projected on a wall in a dark room, attended by a doctor's lecture.

Doctors have always had their work cut out for them when it comes to selling the public on vaccines. The smallpox vaccine was derived from cowpox, which fact led to a lot of mistrust among the public. Below, a British cartoon from 1802 shows cattle emerging from the mouths, ears, and pustules of patients who've received the vaccine. On the right, one of the patients can be seen sprouting horns. The original caption directs readers to consult the publications of "The Anti-Vaccine Society" for more information.



Great post, Fancy. Thanks.
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Male 2,064
squrlz4ever " This is probably the most effective pro-vaccine video I've ever seen. "  Good call!
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