Davis & Kidder’s Patent Magneto Electric Machine For Nervous Diseases A great piece of 19th-century medical quackery consisting of a brass mechanism that is cranked so that a static charge is built up and delivered through the 2 handles that the afflicted person is suppose to hold or apply to themselves. Retains its original printed label and instructions on the interior of the lid of its mahogany case.
Pellagra was defined as a specific disease around the turn of the century. Doctors diagnosed it by classic symptoms like dermatitis, diarrhea, and…dementia which frequently took the form of stupor and melancholy.
1898 Antique Medical Print Paediatric Medical Appliances Medical Equipment Children Treatment Bronchitis Catheter Truss Vintage Bookplate
oldmissbunny: “ghostintheashes: “ This chair was used to control violent patients at the New York State asylum in the early century. An unruly patient’s arms were strapped into the wooded wells, feet secured to the floor, and a belt tied around.