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“The static head breeze. Direct method.”    Static electricity applied to the head via highly-conductive non-contacting crown. Used to “treat” many conditions, from headache to peripheral neuraligia.    Medical Electricity and Rontgen Rays. Sinclair Tousey, 1910.

biomedicalephemera: “ “The static head breeze.” Static electricity applied to the head via highly-conductive non-contacting crown. Used to “treat” many conditions, from headache to peripheral neuralgia. Medical Electricity and Rontgen.

The Voynich manuscript is a handwritten book thought to have been written between 1404-1438. Although many possible authors have been proposed, the author, script, and language remain unknown. It has been described as “the world’s most mysterious manuscript”

The Voynich manuscript is a handwritten book thought to have been written between Although many possible authors have been proposed, the author, script, and language remain unknown. It has been described as the worlds most mysterious manuscript

1940's ad for electric shock therapy.

Une petite décharge, et ça repart

The hypnotized patient and the tuning fork. From Paul Richer, "Gonflement  du cou chez un hystérique,"  Nouvelles Iconographie de la Salpêtrière 2  (1889), plate 34.  Photo courtesy Wellcome Institute Library, London.

The hypnotized patient and the tuning fork. From Paul Richer, ”Gonflement du cou chez un

Iain Baxter&’s “Animal Preserve” series. Stuffed animals, embalmed in distilled water.

When you get too old for your stuffed animals just preserve them for a creepy awesome Halloween decoration! (Use up old pickle jars!

Molecular model of Penicillin by Dorothy Hodgkin by Science Museum London on Flickr.  Molecular model of Penicillin by Dorothy Hodgkin, c.1945. Front three quarter. Graduated grey background.

Electron density map and molecular model of penicillin by Dorothy M Crowfoot Hodgkin, England, 1945

:: The Medical Use Of Electricity ::

The Medicinal Use of Electricity

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