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Medical Technology

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"if we doctors threw all our medicines into the sea, it would be that much better for our patients and that much worse for the fishes." Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D.

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100 Years Ago Today - a cancer patient using a radium mask to treat cancer of the face and neck - creepy Vintage Medical, Medical History, Macabre, Old Photos, The Past, 1920s, Science, Ahs Asylum, Real Horror

Mask for radium treatment for cancer of the face and neck... 1920s.

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 Eugène Doyen wearing a sterile dress.Doyen – was a French surgeon who introduced several surgical techniques medical instruments, and was a pioneer in the use of electrosurgery and electrocoagulation Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Radiology Humor, Surgical Tech, Vintage Nurse, Medical History, Nurse Humor, Old Photos, Creepy

Sutured Infection

An appreciative and varied trove of things historical, medical, and unusual.

Procedure & tools for trephining (drilling holes in skull). Illustration by Nicolas Henri Jacob In Marc Jean Bourgery. “Traité complet de l'anatomie de l'homme” (Paris, Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Medical Art, Medical Science, Medical History, Psy Art, Plague Doctor, Medical Illustration, Skull Illustration, Human Anatomy, Cat Anatomy

An illustration demonstrating the surgical instruments used for trephining. By Nicolas Henri Jacob from 'Traité complet de l'anatomie de l'homme' by Marc Jean Bourgery, 1831.

Strange Medical Instruments From the Past That Make You Shudder This old man is sitting in a machine that is used to stimulate blood circulation in the legs. Technology Careers, Technology World, Medical Technology, Technology Articles, Technology Innovations, Technology Design, Vintage Nurse, Vintage Medical, Medical Photos

22 Strange Medical Instruments From the Past That Make You Shudder

In the history of medicine, machines became crucial parts of the diagnostic and treatment process in the first half of the 20th century. Scientists and doctors experimented with some really strange devices, and they developed a lot of creepy-looking health equipment—at least some of which seems almost horrific, seen through the eyes of today. The following 22 instruments are partly scary, partly weird, and partly awesome—just as inventions should be.

Fact of the Day: In the century, corrective 'squinting hoods' were used in an attempt to realign the gaze of cross-eyed children. (Illustration from Ophthalmodouleia by Georg Bartisch, Life Magazine, Hermitage Amsterdam, Illustrations Médicales, Dresden, Collages, Cross Eyed, Peter The Great, Medical History, Medical Art


Here you can read about and look at pictures of old and rare books within a wide range of biomedical subjects.

From a Middle Ages manual on how to care for the sick. Medical Art, Medical History, Medical Technology, Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Medical Astrology, Creepy History, High Middle Ages, Forgetting The Past

5 How-To Manuals from the Middle Ages

From dying to being a king, these manuals had people in the Middle Ages covered.