Here is a compilation of vintage photos featuring some of the weird medical treatments and cases in the past.
In the photograph, a woman has her skin peeled to remove freckles. A metal contraption positions her head, and there is a breathing tube in her mouth. These vintage photos are taken by André Just in Hungary in 1937.
Before the invention of the polio vaccination, many children had to live in these iron machines for months. Unfortunately, there was no guarantee of survival (1937).
Tanning babies through artificial sunlight in order to treat rickets at the Chicago Orphan Asylum in 1925.
Dr. Clarks’s Spinal Apparatus developed in 1878
A Surgeon’s kit during the US Civil War
“Walter Reed physiotherapy store” in the 1920s
The apparatus for scoliosis treatment developed by Lewis Sayre
One of the earliest surgical operations in which ether is used as an anesthetic (1855-1860 )
Having been the only surgeon on the Antarctic expedition, Leonid Rogozov performed appendicitissurgery on himself on April 30, 1961.
In the 19th century, a man named Edward Mordrake had an extra face on the back of his head that could neither eat nor speak. However, Mordrake claimed that it whispered demonic things at night. So, he begged doctors to remove it; however, none would attempt such a thing. Eventually, Mordrake committed suicide at the age of 23.