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Karl Heinrich Klingert diving suit, 1797 That would really suck if it sprain a leak

vintage cartoons of the 1950s | CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that the men ...

Newspapers Used To Think It Was Okay To Promote Spanking Women

Should A Woman Be Spanked? It was not a sexual question. Asked of four Brooklyn men by the now defunct “New York Daily Mirror.” Looks like late (Remember this when you hear people talk abut the good old days.

Demonstrate a [prosthesis?] of a mid thigh amputation. The prosthesis was manufactured from materials available to the patient  while he was a prisoner under the Japs / Otis Historical Archives Nat'l Museum of Health  Medicine

Demonstrate a prosthesis? of a mid thigh amputation. The prosthesis was manufactured from materials available to the patient while he was a prisoner under the Japs. ~ Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health Medicine

Cupping Set c. 1810 (Sinister name, right?) Bloodletting comprised a mainstay of medical therapy until the mid 19th century. This practice was guided by the belief that health derived from a balance of the four humors in the body (including blood). Healers focused upon restoring the system's equilibrium, usually by draining or purging the system of excess humors.

Bloodletting comprised a mainstay of medical therapy until the mid century. This practice was guided by the belief that health derived from a balance of the four humors in the body (including blood).

Lever Brothers Company’s Lifebuoy Health Soap – Another invitation lost... all because of "B.O." (1930)

Lever Brothers Company’s Lifebuoy Health Soap – Another invitation lost.

Quack Cogitations - old medical acid inhaler device once believed to relieve coughs and asthma

Quack Cogitations - old medical acid inhaler device once believed to relieve coughs and asthma

Late 1920s Renu Life Ultra Violet "Quack" Medical Device on Etsy, $125.00

Late Renu Life Ultra Violet "Quack" Medical Device on Etsy

Chocolate-coated Strychnine??? This could be yours, it's listed on eBay right now!!!

INCREDIBLE Sharp & Dohme Chocolate Coated Strychnine Cork Top Paper Label Bottle

Chocolate-coated Strychnine tablets -- mmm, "oh a spoon full of sugar helps the MEDICINE GO DOWN, the medicine go down, the medicine go down"!

That wink totally says loose / 16 Weird WWII Propaganda Posters To Remind You That Women Are Diseased Sluts (via BuzzFeed)

16 Weird WWII Propaganda Posters To Remind You That Women Are Diseased Sluts

A World War II poster warning against the risks of venereal disease by use of images of supposedly "loose" women, all with a red motif of some kind, as well as a loaded gun. Venereal Disease Poster No.

The Body Electric: How Strange Machines Built the Modern American - Carolyn Thomas Pena - Google Books

The Body Electric: How Strange Machines Built The Modern American

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