Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Creepy Medical Images From The Past

 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

 Selection of some 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

 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

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