~~ "This late 19th century American wood and brass pill-rolling machine could produce 24 pills of one size at a time. The rolled pill mass, or pill pipe, was placed on the brass grooves, then the paddle-shaped portion was pressed down on top of the pipe and moved back and forth to form round pills."
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.
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