Dental Chair: History fact of the day The true precursor to the modern dental chair was constructed by James Beall Morrison in 1867. The base of the chair was made of iron, and the chair itself boasted both a headrest and a footrest. Coupled with a foot-powered dental drill, this chair allowed dentistry begins to become less of an art and more of a science.
DOMESTIC ENEMA MACHINE: 1830s. It was once thought that squirting various liquids up your bottom would rejuvenate the body and even revive a flagging sex life. Today the same practice, now known as 'colonic irrigation' is once again fashionable among certain classes
The Doctor will saw you now! New exhibition lifts the lid on medicine's gory past. LITHOTOMY CRUTCH: 19TH CENTURY The removal of bladder stones was one of the most terrifying procedures in the pre-anaesthesia age, in which the patient would be trussed up like a chicken, held down by this device with their ankles around their ears while the surgeon sliced into the delicate tissues between their legs to remove the offending stone. How awful does that sound?! ...MKL...
10 Medical Tools You’re Glad Only Exist in Museums
10 Medical Tools You’re Glad Only Exist in Museums | Mental Floss....I wrote this. Well, me and all the other weirdos on Pinterest (my favorite pinners) who helped me compile these medical torture devices. But please do click through...I need a raise bad.