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Medical Procedures Then and Now [Infographic]

Do you ever sit and wonder what medical procedures use to be like decades ago? Most of us are not too fluent in medical knowledge or the history of medical procedures.

Description: 1958 LISTERINE vintage magazine advertisement "reach for Listerine" -- You can not brush bad breath away -- reach for Listerine! Listerine stops bad breath 4 times better than tooth paste!  -- Size: The dimensions of the full-page advertisement are approximately 10.5 inches x 13.5 inches (26.75 cm x 34.25 cm). Condition: This original vintage full-page advertisement is in Excellent Condition unless otherwise noted.

1958 Listerine Ad "reach for Listerine"

1958 LISTERINE vintage magazine advertisement "Reach for Listerine." You cannot brush bad breath away - reach for Listerine! Listerine stops bad breath 4 times better than tooth paste!

From wikipedia: ""Pregnancy with 11 fetuses (after Pare)." Giovanni Pico della Mirandola reported the case of an Italian woman, Dorothea, who allegedly gave birth to undecaplets after having given birth to nonuplets. This illustration is a copy of an original by Ambroise Pare from the 1900 edition of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine"

Feodor Vassilyev (c. was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, s

Armamentarium Chiruigicum (1655) by Joannis Scultetus  This is an illustration of an early mastectomy with the control of bleeding by cautery

Armamentarium Chiruigicum by Joannis Scultetus This is an illustration of an early mastectomy with the control of bleeding by cautery🔻

Traité complet d’anatomie de l’homme, 2nd ed. (1866–1871) by Bourgery, Bernard, and Jacob  The application of pressure to control blood loss is a natural reaction, though it was not until 1674 that Morell reported the use of a field tourniquet when he attached a cord to a wooden rod, and twisted it to achieve hemostasis. Here illustrated are the two most common methods of controlling blood loss in the 19th century

Traité complet d’anatomie de l’homme, 2nd ed. (1866–1871) by Bourgery, Bernard, and Jacob The application of pressure to control blood loss is a natural reaction, though it was not until 1674 that Morell reported the use of a field tourniquet when he attached a cord to a wooden rod, and twisted it to achieve hemostasis. Here illustrated are the two most common methods of controlling blood loss in the 19th century

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Corpse Coins in frame "Coins taken off the eyes of a corpse are considered good luck, but to spend these coins is very, very bad luck indeed"

Sealo, the Seal Boy (Stanley Berent, 1899-1980). It is unknown technically what condition he suffered from to produce his flipper-like appendages; he was born a half century before the rash of thalidomide-related birth defects of the Cold War era. According to lore, he was discovered while working as a paper boy. He is said to have had an engaging, warm personality and worked all the major existing sideshows of his day before he finally retired in 1976.

Stanley Berent - better known to the world as Sealo, the Seal Boy - was a performer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who spent the greater part of his lifetime working as a premier sideshow attraction.

Antique Vintage Eye Lid Retractor Speculum Medical Surgical Instrument 1800s

Antique Vintage Eye Lid Retractor Speculum Medical Surgical Instrument 1800s

Antique Vintage Eye Lid Retractor Speculum Medical Surgical Instrument And tomorrow my eye gets fixed, yikes.

Tintype portrayal of Dr. Crawford Long's first surgical procedure using ether as an anesthetic c.1855-1860 http://www.cultofweird.com/medical/crawford-long-ether-amputation/

Crawford Long's ether amputation

Here's a photograph of one of the first surgeries performed using ether as an anesthetic.

This is an early device distributed by Meinecke and Company of New York for giving saline INJECTIONS into the RECTUM.

This is an early device distributed by Meinecke and Company of New York for giving saline injections into the rectum.

Daguerreotype pf a young woman receiving ether from a sponge (date unknown, spring of 1847 or later).

Demonstration of the Surgical Use of Ether Creator Southworth & Hawes Date 1847

Old medical drawing of a mastectomy.

In September, Lucy Thurston—a missionary living in Hawaii—underwent a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. A month later, she wrote to her daughter, Mary, about the terrifying ordeal.

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