early twentieth century eyeball massagers  Exercising increases strength, so certainly the logical treatment for “weak eyes” would be to exercise those muscles, and thus strengthen eyesight. Physicians jumped to that conclusion and came up with a variety of eyeball massagers, their production and sale perfectly legal since there was no requirement at the time to prove their safety or efficacy. (left to right): the Ideal Company and the Neu Vita massager

early twentieth century eyeball massagers Exercising increases strength, so certainly the logical treatment for “weak eyes” would be to exercise those muscles, and thus strengthen eyesight. Physicians jumped to that conclusion and came up with a variety of eyeball massagers, their production and sale perfectly legal since there was no requirement at the time to prove their safety or efficacy. (left to right): the Ideal Company and the Neu Vita massager

Eye Diseases Cured Without Surgery by Dr. Oren Oneal- intage item from 1900 - 1909

Eye Diseases Cured Without Surgery by Dr. Oren Oneal- intage item from 1900 - 1909

Antique Medical Collectable - White Milk Glass Eye Wash Cup - Cabinet of Curiosities / Oddity.

Antique Medical Collectable - White Milk Glass Eye Wash Cup - Cabinet of Curiosities / Oddity

Antique Medical Collectable - White Milk Glass Eye Wash Cup - Cabinet of Curiosities / Oddity.

Dr. Swift's massage treatments  From the time of Hippocrates, the term “hysteria,” or literally “womb disease,” has been considered a female disorder, and the symptoms were many, including anxiety, insomnia, swooning (or perhaps petit mal seizures), and almost any abdominal discomfort. Some physicians treated this "disease" of female patients their office.

Dr. Swift's massage treatments From the time of Hippocrates, the term “hysteria,” or literally “womb disease,” has been considered a female disorder, and the symptoms were many, including anxiety, insomnia, swooning (or perhaps petit mal seizures), and almost any abdominal discomfort. Some physicians treated this "disease" of female patients their office.

Quinine was used as a treatment for malaria because of its fever reducing and pain relieving qualities. Four or more tablets were taken each day and could be taken two, three or four times daily in an attempt to prevent the onset of the disease. Burroughs, Wellcome & Co was one of the pharmaceutical companies to place research on a scientific footing. From 1895 onwards Henry Wellcome set up laboratories for chemical and physiological research.

Quinine was used as a treatment for malaria because of its fever reducing and pain relieving qualities. Four or more tablets were taken each day and could be taken two, three or four times daily in an attempt to prevent the onset of the disease. Burroughs, Wellcome & Co was one of the pharmaceutical companies to place research on a scientific footing. From 1895 onwards Henry Wellcome set up laboratories for chemical and physiological research.

Vintage Medical Glass Eisele & Company Thermometer 1950's

Vintage Medical Glass Eisele & Company Thermometer 1950's Clinical Nurse Doctor Collectible

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