A Vintage Yet Creepy Medical Tour (28 pics / facts)

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1) Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The beaks held scented substances

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 2) Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination. Many children lived for months in these machines, though not all survived. c. 1937

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3) Corset damage to a ribcage. 19th century London

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past34) Dr. Kilmer’s Female Remedy

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5) Tanning babies at the Chicago Orphan Asylum, 1925, to offset winter rickets

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past56) Woman with an artificial leg, too embarrassed to show her face c. 1890-1900

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past67) Wooden prosthetic hand, c. 1800

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past78) Selection of some items used to disguise facial injuries. Early plastic surgery.

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past89) Blood transfusion bottle, England 1978

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past910) Dr. Clark’s Spinal Apparatus advertisement, 1878

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11) Neurological exam with electrical device, c. 1884

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past1112) Antique prosthetic leg

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past1213) US Civil War surgeon’s kit

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14) “Walter Reed physiotherapy store” 1920’s

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past1415) Boy in rolling “invalid cart” c. 1915

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past1516) Obstetric phantom, Italy 1700-1800. Tool to teach medical students and midwives about childbirth

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past1617) Radioactive yummies

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past1718) Lewis Sayre’s scoliosis treatment

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19) Claude Becks early defibulator

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past1920) Antique birthing chair used until the 1800s

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21) Knives for surgery, China, 1801-1920.

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past2122) Anatomical Model. Doctors were not allowed to touch the women’s bodies, so they would point to describe pain locations

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23) Radiology nurse technician, WWI France 1918

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past2324) 1855-1860. One of first surgical procedures using ether as an anesthetic

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past2425) Rush Medical College lecture auditorium, 1900, Chicago

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past2526) Treatments for insanity

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past2627) Leonid Rogozov, the only surgeon on an Antarctic expedition, performing surgery on himself after suffering from appendicitis. April 30, 1961

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past2728) Edward Mordrake

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