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Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920

'Freezing' freckles off with carbon dioxide was popular in the Thirties. While it was applied, patients eyes were covered with airtight plugs and their nostrils filled in for protection. They had to breathe through a tube

Example of a postmortem photo where eyes have been painted onto the girls eyelids so it appears her eyes are open and that she is alert.

“Bathe” your infected eyes in a vacuum tube of static electricity.

The Burns Archive. Eye Care in the 1800s. A French eye surgeon took photos of eye operations ( On dead people) in stages to show his students. EEEK!

THE PEWTER LEECH CARRIER OR LEECH BOX WERE USED FOR TRANSPORT OF THE LEECHES FROM THE PHARMACIE TO THE PATIENT.

Mask used for radium treatment of cancer of the head and neck. These masks were used in the 1920’s and were custom made for each patient.

Legitimate form of artificial respiration for babies not breathing at birth. A Text-Book on Practical Obstetrics comprising Pregnancy, Labor, and the Puerperal State, and Obstetric Surgery, 1897. Can't help but wonder what our 'enlightened' medical techniques will look like 100 years from now...