Mlle. Polaire Algerian-born French singer and actress, known for her remarkable measurements. Her smallest recorded measurements were 37-14-35. YIKES!

Polaire, Algerian-born French singer and actress, celebrated for her astonishing 14 inch waist . Considerable excitement attached to minute waists and prostitutes kept their corsets on if a client requested this.

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.

Thankful I didn't have to wear one of these: Mask used for radium treatment of cancer of the head & neck. These masks were used in the & were custom made for each patient.

"Nurse Preparing Patient for Shock Therapy." Modern methods of electro-convulsive therapy, used to shorten periods of depression, are applied here to patient "Abbe" who has been committed to a mental hospital for emotional stress. November 20, 1951

"Nurse Preparing Patient for Shock Therapy." Modern methods of electro-convulsive therapy, used to shorten periods of depression, are applied here to patient "Abbe" who has been committed to a mental hospital for emotional stress.

Ivory Dentures Sprung and Cased, hand carved, 1790s, United Kingdom. In the absence of suitable adhesives the early dentures were held together by springs at each angle which helped to retain them in place with an open mouth. - Phisick | Medical Antiques

Ivory Dentures: Over the years dentures have been made from a host of different materials ranging from wood, ivory, metal, human and animal teeth and porcelain.

Is this the most extraordinary human brain ever seen? This rare condition, also known as lissencephaly, often leads to death before the age of 10. It can cause muscle spasms, seizures and, as it vastly reduces the surface area of this key part of the brain, a range of learning difficulties.

Is this the most extraordinary human brain ever seen? This patient had a rare condition called agyria (also known as lissencephaly) – a lack of gyri and sulci, the ridges and folds formed by the normally wrinkled cerebral cortex.

Dementia - a global epidemic

An underreported health crisis that some can't remember and loved ones can't forget

The number of people living with dementia worldwide today is now estimated at 44 million. By this number will have trebled. Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia know no social, economic, ethnic or geographical boundaries. It is a truly global epidemic.

Growing Body Parts - There are two main tracts at this point in the race to build new body parts, the stem cell tract and the ECM tract. Universities, Private industry and the military have regenerative medicine projects underway. http://culturalhealth.blogspot.com/2010/06/growing-body-parts-status-report-2010.html

MatriStem acell-finger-regrowth-powder has been able to grow back people’s missing fingertips. A cut off finger is sprinkled with the pig-derived material every other day, and in a few weeks the missing tip is regrown.

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