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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

27 Vintages Photos of Medical Treatments Throughout History

Modern medicine is still quite young. The fetal ultrasound was only developed in 1959 and penicillin wasn’t discovered until 1928. And when the 1918 flu pandemic affected New York City, top medical minds were so convinced the flu arrived on waves of “bad air.”
Here are 27 photos showing how much medical treatments have changed throughout the years...
Chest X-Ray
Photo: JACQUES BOYER/ROGER VIOLLET/GETTY IMAGES
1881: This is what an ambulance looked like.
Wiener Ambulance
Photo: HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES
And in 1911...
medicine 3
Photo: BUYENLARGE/GETTY IMAGES
Ambulance trains used to transport wounded soldiers during the First World War
IF
Photo: SSPL/GETTY IMAGES
The inside of an ambulance train medical office in 1900
medicine 5
Photo: BAIN NEWS SERVICE/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
In 1939, anesthesia is inhaled during labor/childbirth
Painless Birth
Photo: LONDON EXPRESS/GETTY IMAGES
Oxygen masks were one-size-fits-all, 1939
IF
Photo: H. H. HARTMANN/ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES
The iron lung helped people who couldn’t breath on their own, 1938
Iron Lung
Photo: LONDON EXPRESS/GETTY IMAGES
So did the respiratory jacket, 1938
Respirator
Photo: LONDON EXPRESS/GETTY IMAGES
The inside of an oxygen tent, 1937
Oxygen Tent
Photo: LONDON EXPRESS/GETTY IMAGES
A medicated fog used to treat cold and flu symptoms, 1929
medicine 11
Photo: UNDERWOOD ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGES
Patients inhaled powdered medicines to heal respiratory disease, 1930
Respiratory Disease
Photo: HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES
A flu mask in 1919
Flu Mask
Photo: TOPICAL PRESS AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES
What an anesthesia machine looked like in 1913
R. Dubois anesthetizing machine . France, on 1913.
Photo: BOYER/ROGER VIOLLET/GETTY IMAGES
An early fitness test, 1932
IF
Photo: FELIX H. MAN/ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES
Sun lamp therapy for children, 1929
Germany, Berlin. Children using a light bath. Picture by Pacific & Atlantic 1929
Photo: ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES
And for adults, 1930
Happy Not SAD
Photo: GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHIC AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES
A hip massage machine, 1928
Massage machines The new 'hip massage machine' from the US (original caption) - photo: Kutschuk - 1928 - Published by: 'Berliner Morgenpost' 16.11.1928 Vintage property of ullstein bild
Photo: ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES
A conrtaption used to stretch people taller, 1931
medicine 19
Photo: PHOTOQUEST/GETTY IMAGES
Frostbite and rheumatism therapy, 1910
Alternative Medicine
Photo: W. G. PHILLIPS/PHILLIPS/GETTY IMAGES
Electric water baths for better blood circulation, 1938
medicine 21
Photo: HEDDA WALTHER/ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES
Red Cross workers stretching surgical dressings, 1915
medicine 22
Photo: J. R. SCHMIDT/PAUL THOMPSON/FPG/GETTY IMAGES
An X-ray machine that was safer to operate, 1929
medicine 23
Photo: UNDERWOOD ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGES
Developing vaccines, 1917
medicine 24
Photo: HARRIS
The 1912 version of a hazmat suit
Plague Doctor
Photo: HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES
A medical college’s dissection room, 1902
medicine 26
Photo: HENRY RITTER/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
And the ultimate drama, medical theater, 1902
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