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Medical History

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Mary Eliza Mahoney, R.N. First Black Nurse 1845 -1926

The Career Blazers: 7 Black Female Medical Pioneers

fractures ...

Bayer Heroin - wait!! WHAT??

Dr Louis Auzoux

Mary Edwards Walker in her later years, 1911. She received the Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the US Civil War, the only woman to ever get one. In 1917 the Army tightened up the rules for what you had to do/be to get the MoH...and deleted 911 names from the Medal of Honor Roll, including hers. She kept her medal and wore it till her death. Jimmy Carter restored her medal posthumously.

Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum - New York 1887 Nellie Bly was a 23-year-old journalist without a job when she walked into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer’s and was given the daunting assignment of exposing the horrors of the Blackwell’s Asylum. She rehearsed feverishly. She played mad. “Undoubtedly demented… a hopeless case,” said one of the doctors who admitted her. But inside the asylum she chronicled the awful food and conditions that spurred reform.

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) "The lady with the lamp". The founder of modern nursing.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

Log In - The New York Times

Yes..the tiny letters say Bayer!

☞ G L A S A U G E N

The Pear of Anguish - brutal instrument used to torture women who performed abortions, liars, blasphemers & homosexuals. The pear-shaped instrument was inserted into one of the victim's orifices: vagina for women, anus for homosexuals & mouth for liars & blasphemers. It consisted of 4 leaves that slowly separated as the torturer turned the screw at the top. The device would tear the skin at the very least or expand to mutilate the victim’s orifice. It could dislocated or break the jawbones.

(Alice Paul went on a hunger strike where she was force fed raw eggs (down her nose) until she vomited blood. She was then put into a sanitorium with the hopes of being declared insane. Her doctor's reply said, “Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.” Suffrage passed 3 years later.)

This is Lydia Fairchild, and she is one of the rare people in the world known as human chimeras. When a fertilized egg meets another fertilized egg in the womb it has 2 choices: develop separately into fraternal twins, or absorb the competition. Chimeras occur when the twin is absorbed but doesn't die, instead continuing to live in your body. Thus one person carries 2 different set of genes, with random organs having your twin's DNA. Anyone could be a chimera without knowing it.

Florence Nightingale gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” -making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of her are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed because she avoided personal publicity.The photo was discovered in an album of mid 19th century photographs and shows Florence sitting reading outside her family home two years after her return from the war.

Visiting Nurse Association St. Louis - Historical Early Black Nurses 1935 by @nursingpins, via Flickr

Sister Trotter sets sterilised instruments out on a tray, ready to take to the doctors on their rounds at Park Prewett Hospital in Basingstoke. 1941.

Two to five days.

Maine Maritime Museum

Medical College for women: student dissecting a leg dated (1870). Nice no gloves open wound the good old infection days of the 19th century .

A cataract operation Robert James, Dictionnaire universel de la médecine (1746 c.), No laser crap back in the 18th century, going back to the basics..............

Some cabinet card back from (1889) the ways of correcting your posture. A French piece.

Leprosy, looks like a late 1800's photograph.

Gonorrhea is becoming untreatable. Some advertising probably near WWII mentions something about bonds.

A female skull dating from 1829 with the bony skeleton of a large facial tumour (possibly caused by neurofibromatosis) involving the right side of the face. The tumour arose in the right antrum, and during five years’ growth destroyed the right malar bone, the palate, and the maxilla. Specimen from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

The Rectorotor, like it says "IN A CLASS BY ITSELF" WOW. Some registered patent for- well you guy's can read it. This is great also includes a lubricating vent !

WWI facial prosthesis.