These 10 Medical Treatments From The Past Are Horrifying. Please, Stay In The Past… Especially #6.

#1 Tanning babies to offset winter rickets in the Chicago Orphan Asylum (1925).

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#2 A Walter Reed physiotherapy (1920s).

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#3 An obstetric model used to help students learn about childbirth in an Italian medical school (1700-1800).

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#4 A shy woman and her full artificial leg (1890-1900).

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#5 A field kit for a Civil War surgeon (1860s).

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#6 Dr. Clark’s Spinal Apparatus advertisement (1878).

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#7 Lewis Sayre’s scoliosis treatment (1850-1900).

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#8 Antique birthing chair (1800s).

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#9 Early surgical procedure using ether as an anesthetic (1855-1860).

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#10 A neurological exam with electrical device (1884).

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