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Rupert Blue was twice dispatched to oversee rat eradication and urban sanitation programs after bubonic plague struck San Francisco in April 1902 and again in August 1907, following the 1906 earthquake and fires. Blue’s skilled diplomacy with California state and city officials and with civil and business leaders fostered successful public education campaigns, stemming plague and enabling Wyman to avoid imposing a Federal quarantine on the Bay area. He later became the fourth…

A head and shoulders portrait of Surgeon General Rupert Blue in his uniform.

“Pupils shall not divulge the secrets of the dissecting room, on pain of forfeiting their priveleges to the same,” the faculty of the Medical College of Ohio resolved in 1849.This was a common admonish- ment to medical students. Professors lobbied for laws that would give them unclaimed bodies of people who died in hospitals and institutions. To meet the demands of their students, they made arrangements with men who procured recently buried bodies from graveyards.”

“Pupils shall not divulge the secrets of the dissecting room, on pain of forfeiting their priveleges to the same,” the faculty of the Medical College of Ohio resolved in 1849.This was a common admonish- ment to medical students. Professors lobbied for laws that would give them unclaimed bodies of people who died in hospitals and institutions. To meet the demands of their students, they made arrangements with men who procured recently buried bodies from graveyards.”

Ladies and their cats demonstrating proper use of masks in public, during the influenza pandemic 1918-1919

Ladies and their cats demonstrating proper use of masks in public, during the influenza pandemic

"Old Time Blood Transfusion" 4 nurses, 6 male medical staff attend to donor and recipient.dpc_0055   Date:  1890-1900  - NYC Municipal Archives

Subject: Bellevue Hospital Subject: Nurses Subject: Hospitals Description: "Old Time Blood Transfusion" 4 nurses, 6 male medical staff attend to donor and recipient. Date:

Sunland Asylum...Dr. Freeman, the quack who invented labotomies. The proceedure often turned problem patients into zombies.

31 Haunting Photos From Old Mental Asylums

A Terrifying Asylum Tour Of The Past--Sunland Asylum-Dr. Freeman, the quack who invented lobotomies. The procedure turned most "problem" patients into zombies

Poster distributed throughout the city of Chicago during the Spanish Flu. Between mid- September and December, deaths are estimated to have been upwards of 8500 in Chicago alone, while total deaths worldwide were in the tens of millions.

1918 Flu pandemic: A black and white poster. The poster recommends that those suffering from coughing and sneezing should not enter the theater. The poster was created by the Chicago Department of Health.

Quirófano del Columbia Hospital (1910)

Photograph of an operating room at Columbia Hospital, circa Notice the street shoes and the dirty telephone phonebook hanging by the door.

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