CREEPY MEDICAL TOUR

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

February 6, 2014 – Seriously for real

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

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4) Dr. Kilmer’s Female Remedy

 

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

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6) Woman with an artificial leg, too embarrassed to show her face c. 1890-1900

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7) Wooden prosthetic hand, c. 1800

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8) Selection of some items used to disguise facial injuries. Early plastic surgery.

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9) Blood transfusion bottle, England 1978

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10) Dr. Clark’s Spinal Apparatus advertisement, 1878

 

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11) Neurological exam with electrical device, c. 1884

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12) Antique prosthetic leg

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13) US Civil War surgeon’s kit

 

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14) ”Walter Reed physiotherapy store” 1920′s

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15) Boy in rolling “invalid cart” c. 1915

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16) Obstetric phantom, Italy 1700-1800. Tool to teach medical students and midwives about childbirth

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17) Radioactive yummies

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18) Lewis Sayre’s scoliosis treatment

 

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19) Claude Becks early defibulator

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20) Antique birthing chair used until the 1800s

 

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

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22) 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

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24) 1855-1860. One of first surgical procedures using ether as an anesthetic

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25) Rush Medical College lecture auditorium, 1900, Chicago

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26) Treatments for insanity

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27) Leonid Rogozov, the only surgeon on an Antarctic expedition, performing surgery on himself after suffering from appendicitis. April 30, 1961

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28) Edward Mordrake

 

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