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1847 newspaper advertisement quack medicine - The Northern Galaxy - VT - Cooper's Etereal Oil to cure deafness.

1847 newspaper advertisement quack medicine - The Northern Galaxy - VT - Cooper's Etereal Oil to cure deafness.

1903 Ad Henry Ullrich Deafness Cure Medical Quackery "Silence is as Death" Is this a fair depiction of a life hearing people can't experience?

1903 Ad Henry Ullrich Deafness Cure Medical Quackery "Silence is as Death" Is this a fair depiction of a life hearing people can't experience?

Violin Vibrophone is. I was told that it was a quack cure used for Tinnitus. It was able to be tuned to match the ringing in a subjects ears. There are 2 black wooden receivers included with the kit. The instructions read… “The Larger receiver is for the more chronic cases”. I’m sure the patient was thrilled to know the frequency at which their ears would start to ring

If you’re a seasoned collector of medical devices then you already know just how rare the Violin Vibrophone is. I was told that it was a quack cure used for Tinnitus. It was able to be tuned …

1900 Eureka Nebulizer - Rare and Decorative Quack Medical Device USA 1900 This was a device used for treatment of all respiratory problems. Company literature claims this unit could massage the middle ear and cure deafness. It also was an excellent treatment for diseases of the respiratory organs. The more important the a device looked the higher treatment charge. This was a 6 bottle unit... each bottle would contain a different liquid for inhaling.

☤ MD ☞☆☆☆ 1900 Eureka Nebulizer Rare And Decorative Medical Device - Each bottle would contain a different liquid for inhaling. A little of this, a little of that and the treatment would be customized just for you.

Alessandro Volta demonstrating his battery (called the “Voltaic Pile”) to Napoleon, 1801.   Painting by Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)

Alessandro Volta demonstrating his battery (called the “Voltaic Pile”) to Napoleon, Painting by Giuseppe Bertini

Patients square dancing at mental hospital. Location: Worchester, MA, US Date taken: August 1949 Photographer: Herbert Gehr

Worcester State Hospital Patients square dancing at mental hospital Herbert Gehr, LIFE Magazine)- Writing Inspiration

World War I solider in a full body cast.  National Library of Health and Medicine.

World War I solider in a full body cast. National Library of Health and Medicine.

Patient posing for a mastoid skiagram (x-ray of the inner ear), 1909.  Medical Heritage Library (American quarterly of Gerontology v.2 no. 1 (December 1909))

Patient posing for a mastoid skiagram (x-ray of the inner ear), Medical Heritage Library (American quarterly of Gerontology no.

Bathing a severely wounded solider upon arrival at Walter Reed General Hospital, 1915.  National Museum of Health and Medicine

Bathing frames devised for the handling of seriously wounded patients during their initial bath upon entering the hospital. World War 1

An injured soldier of World War I at Walter Reed General Hospital wearing temporary pilons, which precede permanent artificial limbs.  National Museum of Health and Medicine

An injured soldier of World War I at Walter Reed General Hospital wearing temporary pilons, which precede permanent artificial limbs. National Museum of Health and Medicine

A patient receiving treatment inside the Canadian National Railways (CNR) Medical Clinic Car, 1932.  Library and Archives Canada.

A patient receiving treatment inside the Canadian National Railways (CNR) Medical Clinic Car, Library and Archives Canada.

A portable medical exam kit, 1941.  Library and Archives Canada

A portable medical exam kit, Library and Archives Canada