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An exceedingly rare first generation 1840s antique anesthesia chloroform inhaler hand-engraved: LÜER

An exceedingly rare first generation 1840s antique anesthesia chloroform inhaler hand-engraved: LÜER

In the era before psychiatric drugs – when state institutions were over-flowing with mentally ill patients often living in snakepit conditions – hospitals, families, and the press were eager to embrace "miracle" cures like the "ice pick" lobotomy. For over two decades, Freeman – equal parts physician and showman – became a barnstorming crusader for the procedure. He traveled in a van to 55 psychiatric hospitals across the country, performing and teaching the transorbital lobotomy    This…

In the era before psychiatric drugs – when state institutions were over-flowing with mentally ill patients often living in snakepit conditions – hospitals, families, and the press were eager to embrace "miracle" cures like the "ice pick" lobotomy. For over two decades, Freeman – equal parts physician and showman – became a barnstorming crusader for the procedure. He traveled in a van to 55 psychiatric hospitals across the country, performing and teaching the transorbital lobotomy This…

person to person blood transfusion 1888 - Google Search

person to person blood transfusion 1888 - Google Search

L0019060 Woman suffering from chronic mania; c. 1869

L0019060 Woman suffering from chronic mania; c. 1869

18th century bleeding bowl

18th century bleeding bowl

DOMESTIC ENEMA MACHINE: 1830s. It was once thought that squirting various liquids up your bottom would rejuvenate the body and even revive a flagging sex life. Today the same practice, now known as 'colonic irrigation' is once again fashionable among certain classes

DOMESTIC ENEMA MACHINE: 1830s. It was once thought that squirting various liquids up your bottom would rejuvenate the body and even revive a flagging sex life. Today the same practice, now known as 'colonic irrigation' is once again fashionable among certain classes

vintage medical - Google Search

vintage medical - Google Search

hmm.  aspirin or heroin?  heroin or aspirin?

hmm. aspirin or heroin? heroin or aspirin?

The Doctor will saw you now! New exhibition lifts the lid on medicine's gory past.   LITHOTOMY CRUTCH: 19TH CENTURY The removal of bladder stones was one of the most terrifying procedures in the pre-anaesthesia age, in which the patient would be trussed up like a chicken, held down by this device with their ankles around their ears while the surgeon sliced into the delicate tissues between their legs to remove the offending stone.  How awful does  that sound?!  ...MKL...

The Doctor will saw you now! New exhibition lifts the lid on medicine's gory past. LITHOTOMY CRUTCH: 19TH CENTURY The removal of bladder stones was one of the most terrifying procedures in the pre-anaesthesia age, in which the patient would be trussed up like a chicken, held down by this device with their ankles around their ears while the surgeon sliced into the delicate tissues between their legs to remove the offending stone. How awful does that sound?! ...MKL...

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