Frightening photos of Medicine in the late 19th and early 20th century
We have become accustomed to the fact that medicine has made incredible progress, our usual drugs and methods do not seem to be miracles. But in the old days doctors knew practically nothing and there were many charlatans among them. Therefore, certain treatments and medical procedures were incredibly strange and painfulat that time.
In psychiatric hospitals patients were wrapped in wet blankets to calm down them.
Costume of nurse from X-ray room, 1918
In order to prevent rickets, children received in winter artificial tanning, 1925
Dr. Lewis Sayre treating scoliosis
Spinal unit of Dr. Clark was advertised in 1878 as a tool that allows people with problems in the back walking a few minutes or even hours a day.
The first defibrillator
Transactions are not always carried out under anesthesia. To patients were given only slightly before surgery, 1885
Anatomical model of a pregnant woman. A case in the form of a coffin served as a reminder that it’s possible to learn anatomy only on dead people, 1680
European chair for the birth, 1750
Therapeutic radioactive water, 1928
The prosthetic feet, 1890
The prosthetic hand, 1800
The unit “iron lungs”, 1950. Before the invention of the polio vaccine patient was placed in “iron lungs” which simulated breathing.
Medical heroin, which is sold by Bayer in 1890’s
Pain pills with cocaine
Bank for leeches, 1800’s