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Teaching doll showing an iron lung, England, 1930-1950 This plastic doll in its own model iron lung was made in order to show child polio patients and their family the treatment the child would receive. The teaching doll was used at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England. Founded in 1908 Credits: Science Museum London

ca. 1820, [Homoeopathic medicine case in form of a pocket-book containing 112 different bottles of medicaments with list] via the Museum of the History of Science

from Mail Online

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Child Labor

from Babyology

Sweet, sweet music - beautifully made

Gloggomobil by Naef toys of Switzerland is based on the principle of the barrel organ and helps to introduce a child to the world of music. Designed by Herbert Bahli.


Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Ptak Science Books: On Tanning Names on Newborn Babies (1930) Because a name band would be what? too temporary?

Iron lungs. The polio epidemic. (My mom had polio as a child, a lasting trauma. )

ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

100-Year-Old Photos of Destitute East End Children. Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England.

Variety of vintage dollhouse-sized dolls ~ note 40s/50s(?) era man & woman in the upper right [no details] | Source: Walz of Winnipeg's photostream @ Flickr