Poor test subject: Here Darwin stimulated the 'corrugator supercillii', which caused the expression of 'suffering' to Darwin's audience - today, people said this was a mix of 'sad, concerned, and frantic'
This antique tracheal tube is the finest example I've seen. It was found in France and has French text "Arvet-Touvet" on the flat part. I am unsure of exact age, but it is quite an old one. It may be sterling, a lower grade silver, or other metal. It has a dark patina on the parts exposed to air.
BB: Water massages as a treatment for hysteria (c. Women considered to be suffering from hysteria would sometimes undergo "pelvic massage" – manual stimulation of the genitals by the doctor until the patient experienced "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm).