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41-year-old Japanese woman, ectopic pregnancy protruding through abdominal wall. Had delivered one child several years prior (after several other children), and had not resumed menses. Abdomen became tumerous-appearing several months before incident, abscessing. Abscess burst and a fully-formed but very small arm appeared. When the arm was removed, the abscess was widened and source of arm examined. A skeleton the size of a fetus approximately 5-6 months along was extracted. It was notably…

Japanese woman, ectopic pregnancy protruding through abdominal wall. Had delivered one child several years prior (after several other children), and had not resumed menses. Abdomen became.

Boy with device to detect whether he is a "fake cripple" 1934

Boy with device to detect whether he is a "fake cripple" Really, really? OMG, what for a little boy fake to be cripple.

In the old, white uniform days, nurses might have looked professional, but their professional duties were very different from what they are now. Description from utmb.edu. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Will Nursing Get the Same Respect as Male Dominated Professions?

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Picture of vintage vetenarian metal syringe with original box against white. stock photo, images and stock photography.

Feldbuch der Wundarznei (Field manual for the treatment of wounds) by Hans von Gersdorff, (1517); illustration by Hans Wechtlin.

Feldbuch der Wundarznei (Field manual for the treatment of wounds) by Hans von Gersdorff, illustration by Hans Wechtlin.

NATIONAL MUSEUM, DAMASCUS / BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY This page from a 14th-century copy of Avicenna’s five-volume Canon of Medicine describes several internal organs, as well as the skull and bones. The Canon was a compilation of Greek and Islamic medical knowledge.

This page from a copy of Avicenna’s five-volume Canon of Medicine describes several internal organs, as well as the skull and bones. The Canon was not only a compilation of Greek and Islamic medical knowledge but, it has Avicenna's own methods, too.

This is a birthing chair that was in use until the late 1800s - http://factecards.com/birthing-chair-use-until-late/

Adjustable birthing chair, Europe, Why don't they use something like this still? My thought is gravity must work better when you aren't laying down.

Edith Cavell - British nurse, shot by Germans in 1915 for helping British servicemen escape from Belgium.

Edith Cavell, the nurse from Swardeston in Norfolk whose undaunted sense of duty, faith and patriotism drove her to help Allied troops escape from occupied Belgium – was executed by a German firing squad on October

Wax anatomical model of a female showing internal organs, Florence, Italy, 1818 via io9

Wax anatomical model of a female showing internal organs, Florence, Italy, 1818

In case you see these symbols in your nightly cemetary stroll

In case you see these symbols in your nightly cemetary stroll

This cemetery symbolism infographic from Atlas Obscura details the meaning of the most commonly used decorative gravestone markers.

Chinese Apothecary Model - taken at Walter Reed’s National Museum of Medical History

gilded-locks: Chinese Apothecary ModelNational Museum of Health and MedicineAwesome image belonging to domo_arigato.

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