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.

Frightening photos of Medicine

In psychiatric hospitals patients were wrapped in wet blankets to calm down them.

Frightening photos of Medicine

Costume of nurse from X-ray room, 1918

Frightening photos of Medicine

In order to prevent rickets, children received in winter artificial tanning, 1925

Frightening photos of Medicine

Dr. Lewis Sayre treating scoliosis

Frightening photos of Medicine

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.

Frightening photos of Medicine

The first defibrillator

Frightening photos of Medicine

Physiotherapy, 1920

Frightening photos of Medicine

Transactions are not always carried out under anesthesia. To patients were given only slightly before surgery, 1885

Frightening photos of Medicine

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

Frightening photos of Medicine

European chair for the birth, 1750

Frightening photos of Medicine

Wheelchair, 1915

Frightening photos of Medicine

Therapeutic radioactive water, 1928

Frightening photos of Medicine

The prosthetic feet, 1890

Frightening photos of Medicine

The prosthetic hand, 1800

Frightening photos of Medicine

The unit “iron lungs”, 1950. Before the invention of the polio vaccine patient was placed in “iron lungs” which simulated breathing.

Frightening photos of Medicine

Medical heroin, which is sold by Bayer in 1890’s

Frightening photos of Medicine

Pain pills with cocaine

Frightening photos of Medicine

Bank for leeches, 1800’s