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sutured-infection:  Frontal sinus transilluminator, from Joseph D. Bryant and Albert H. Buck’s American practice of surgery, 1906.

sutured-infection: Frontal sinus transilluminator, from Joseph D. Bryant and Albert H. Buck’s American practice of surgery, 1906

Boy with device to detect whether he is a "fake cripple" 1934

Boy with device to detect whether he is a "fake cripple" Really, really? OMG, what for a little boy fake to be cripple.

Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones. Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.”

Murder Bottles

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

The mass murderer Adolf Hitler's X-Ray face looked scary too...

X ray of Hitler’s Skull. This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler’s head, part of his medical records compiled by American military intelligence after the German’s surrendered and.

The only known surviving photograph of Jeremy Johnson's 1890 time machine, dubbed the J6 (J for Johnson and this was his 6th prototype). Mr. Johnson turned it on during the evening of Christmas Eve 1890, and promptly vanished, never to be seen again. One can only assume that it worked.

Ab-Crunching Machine A German named Gustav Zander is famous for being one of the first inventors of mechanical exercise equipment. His designs are downright wacky, but have a fun steampunk quality. You can view more of his inventions here.

#1961 #mauerbau

Two little girls in a West German street chat with their grandparents in the window of their home in the eastern zone, separated only by a barbed wire barricade. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images).

Antique hearing aid. 1860 ear trumpet, silver with ivory earpiece.

Like Bloodbath McGrath in "Wild, Wild West". 1860 antique ear trumpet with ivory earpiece

Ribs damaged by the tightness of the corsets worn in the  19th century

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past - Corset damage to a rib cage, Century London.

A silver prosthetic nose from the mid-19th century. Syphilis caused the destruction of the nose, which gave rise to 18th-century 'No-nose clubs'. This one was worn by a woman who had lost hers to the disease

Designs that make us superhuman - in pictures

A silver prosthetic nose from the century. Syphilis caused the destruction of the nose, which gave rise to 'No-nose clubs'. This one was worn by a woman who had lost hers to the disease Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

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