Frightening and fascinating pictures of medicine of the past (19 photos)


We have become accustomed to the fact that medicine has made incredible progress, our usual drugs and methods do not seem miracles. But in the old days doctors knew practically nothing, and charlatans among them were many.Therefore, certain existing at the time of medical procedures were incredibly strange and painful. It should only be glad that we live in the XXI century!
1. In psychiatric hospitals patients were wrapped in wet blankets to comfort.
1. In psychiatric hospitals patients were wrapped in wet blankets to comfort.  Medicine, retro, photo
2. Costume nurse from X-ray room, about 1918
2. Costume nurse from X-ray room, about 1918 medicine, retro, photo
3. In order to prevent rickets, children received winter tanning, about 1925
3. In order to prevent rickets, children received winter tanning, about 1925 medicine, retro, photo
4. Dr. Lewis Sayre treating scoliosis
4. Dr. Lewis Sayre medicine treats scoliosis, retro, photo
5.Spinnoy unit Dr. Clark was advertised in 1878 as a tool that allows people with problems to go back a few minutes - or even hours - a day.
5.Spinnoy unit Dr. Clark was advertised in 1878 as a tool that allows people with problems to go back a few minutes - or even hours - a day.  Medicine, retro, photo
6. The first defibrillator
6. The first defibrillator medicine, retro, photo
7. Physiotherapy, about 1920
7. Physiotherapy, about 1920 medicine, retro, photo
8. Operations are not always carried out under anesthesia. Patients were given before surgery is only slightly ether anesthesia here and all, about 1885
8. Operations are not always carried out under anesthesia.  Patients were given before surgery is only slightly ether anesthesia here and all, about 1885 medicine, retro, photo
9. The anatomical model of a pregnant woman. A case in the form of a coffin served as a reminder that you can only learn anatomy on dead people, about 1680
9. The anatomical model of a pregnant woman.  A case in the form of a coffin served as a reminder that you can only learn anatomy on dead people, about 1680 medicine, retro, photo
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10. European ancestral seat, about 1750
10. European ancestral seat about 1750 medicine, retro, photo
11. The wheelchair, about 1915
11. The wheelchair, about 1915 medicine, retro, photo
12. Medical radioactive water, about 1928
12. Medical radioactive water, about 1928 medicine, retro, photo
13. The prosthetic foot, about 1890
13. The prosthetic foot, about 1890 medicine, retro, photo
14. The denture brush, about 1800
14. The denture brush, about 1800 medicine, retro, photo
15. Apparatus "iron lungs", about 1950
Before the invention of the polio vaccine patient was placed in "iron lungs" which simulated breathing.
15. Apparatus
16. Medical heroin, which is sold by Bayer in the 1890s
16. Medical heroin, which is sold by Bayer in the 1890s medicine, retro, photo
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17. Pain pills with cocaine
17. Pain medicine pills with cocaine, retro, photo
18. Bank for leeches, about 1800s
18. Bank for leeches, about 1,800 e-medicine, retro, photo
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