Fig. 127. French method of opening the skull. Post-mortem pathology. 1905.

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From Practical manual of diseases of women and uterine therapeutics, for students and practitioners (1884)



The Lavery Electric Automatic Phrenometer whirrs into action, August 1907.  It supposedly measured the activity of the brain, but in actuality it studied the bumps on one’s head with hopes to gain insight about their personality.  This is the portable version.  (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)

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Wedge, Orlando A. Gunshot fracture of right femur. Pvt, Company K 147th New York Volunteers photograph received 15 Mar 1866


Hong Kong c.1900.

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Union Private John Parmenter, Company G, Sixty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers June 21, 1865


Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1892


civil war surgery / dissection of a cadaver



Fig. 1. & Fig. 2. Region of insanity & animal energies. The Health Guide. 1874.

attitudes passionnelles - supplication amoureuse




j. m. charcot - paul richer: les difformes et les malade dans l’art



X-ray of a meat grinder injury to the arm and hand

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Figure 11. Springing the jaws. Osteopathic First Aids to the Sick Written for the Sick People. 1906.

"Repeat several times. Sometimes this treatment is painful, therefore use no more pressure than the patient can bear."

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