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

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

The original territory of the Five "Civilized" Tribes that were forced to move to "Indian Territory" (now known as Oklahoma), along with many other tribes. The Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws and Seminoles.

The original territory of the Five "Civilized" Tribes that were forced to move to "Indian Territory" (now known as Oklahoma), along with many other tribes. The Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws and Seminoles.

Tobacco Enema. By the turn of the 19th century, tobacco smoke enemas had become an established practice in western medicine. The treatment was considered by Humane Societies to be as important as artificial respiration. Meaning, if you stopped breathing, the doctor’s first action was to shove a tube up your rectum and to begin pumping tobacco smoke in your body.

Tobacco Enema. By the turn of the 19th century, tobacco smoke enemas had become an established practice in western medicine. The treatment was considered by Humane Societies to be as important as artificial respiration. Meaning, if you stopped breathing, the doctor’s first action was to shove a tube up your rectum and to begin pumping tobacco smoke in your body.

Hidden Mother Tintypes: "The "Hidden Mother" is a type of 19th century photo where a child is photographed sitting in his or her mother's lap. Later, the photo is matted or framed to hide the mother, leaving just the calm child in view. To make the cropping less obvious, the mother was sometimes wrapped up in fabric. Remove the frame or matte though and you're left with a delightfully bizarre photo.

Hidden Mother Tintypes: "The "Hidden Mother" is a type of 19th century photo where a child is photographed sitting in his or her mother's lap. Later, the photo is matted or framed to hide the mother, leaving just the calm child in view. To make the cropping less obvious, the mother was sometimes wrapped up in fabric. Remove the frame or matte though and you're left with a delightfully bizarre photo.

Martha Ann Lillard, 65, has lived inside an iron lung like this one since she was five-years-old. Polio was a great fear when I was a child !

'It feels wonderful, actually': The polio survivor who has lived inside an iron lung for 60 YEARS

Martha Ann Lillard, 65, has lived inside an iron lung like this one since she was five-years-old. Polio was a great fear when I was a child !

Skull Saw (1830s-60s) This hand-cranked saw’s blades were used to cut through sections of the skull, allowing for access by other instruments.

Skull Saw (1830s-60s) This hand-cranked saw’s blades were used to cut through sections of the skull, allowing for access by other instruments.

Ever dream this man? Or put more appropriately, have you ever had a dream of someone who looked like this man? According to www.thisman.org, many people have. To date, over 2,000 people from all over the world claim to have seen this man in their dreams. It all started in January 2006 when a well known psychiatrist in New York decided to sketch the face of a man who periodically appeared in her dreams providing advice. The sketch lay forgotten

Ever dream this man? Or put more appropriately, have you ever had a dream of someone who looked like this man? According to www.thisman.org, many people have. To date, over 2,000 people from all over the world claim to have seen this man in their dreams. It all started in January 2006 when a well known psychiatrist in New York decided to sketch the face of a man who periodically appeared in her dreams providing advice. The sketch lay forgotten

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