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Astrolabe, magnificent computer of the Ancients—an instrument used to make astronomical measurements, before the development of the sextant

Just in case ... here's a Demon Chart.

Heart of a blue whale. Photo by Bilinmeyen Bilgiler.

According to legend, necropants could produce an endless flow of coins. It needed permission from a living man to use his skin upon his death. After burial, the sorcerer would then have to dig up the body & skin it in one piece from the waist down. A coin stolen from a poor widow must be placed in the scrotum, along with a magic sign called nábrókarstafur scrawled on paper. Once worn, the scrotum of the necropants would never empty of coins so long as the original coin remains.

Ed Gein in lady skin suit

Restraints in mental hospital

Early 19th century french vampyr hunting kit. The Specimens of Alex CF.

Edgar Allan Poe, photographed in death.

Monsieur Faurie's glass eye collection

old freak show pics

This taxidermy was found inside a late 19th-century French mansion which has been sealed up for more than 100 years. Via National Geographic. Good to know people were just as fucking weird before the internet.

Instrument in this Kolbe Civil War surgical set marked U.S.A. Hosp. Dept.

Medicine spoon Robert E Kravetz Abstract The proper dose of medication is essential to ensure the desired therapeutic benefit and avoid toxic side effects. Medicine spoons were devised for this purpose and to aid in the administration of liquid preparations to uncooperative patients.

Case notes for Miss Constance Beatrice Coddington Holloway sanatorium for the insane, Virginia Water, Surrey 1889

☞ MD ☆☆☆ "Standard Radium Solution for drinking".

RARE Rib Stretcher !!!!!!!!! Hospital Insane Asylum Sanatorium Mental Surgical

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