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Sunday, July 9, 2017
Old Medical Photos From The Late 1800's & The Early 1900's.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Nihal Gooneratne Date: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 2:13 AM Subject: A walk down a Doctor's Memory Lane To: Nihal Gooneratne
A walk down Memory Lane
1. Before anaesthetics, all you got for surgery was a little ether.
2. Before advanced medication, mental institutions wrapped patients in wet sheets to subdue them.
3. Nothing cures the common cold like a little radioactive water.
4. Physiotherapy was pretty weird back then.
5. Prosthetic limbs sure have come a long way.
6. As have radiology nurse uniforms.
7. This was what a defibrillator looked like back then.
8. Wheelchair design was still in its infancy.
9 Treating infants for rickets was an exercise in mad science.
10. Before doctors were allowed to touch female patients, women had to use
anatomical models to describe their symptoms.
11. This old blood transfusion machine looks like a modern day third grader's science project.
12. After seeing this "birthing chair" you can understand why home births stayed popular.
13. I'd take a plain old peg leg over this contraption.
14. This probably isn't the best way to treat scoliosis.
15. This is how they used to solve your back problems.
I used to be afraid of going to the doctor, but after looking at these,
a little needle prick and a tongue depressor doesn't seem that bad.
At the very least, I won't leave with a prescription for radioactive water.