The World’s Oldest Condom A.) pig intestine, Lund, Sweden - this reusable condom and its orginal users’ manual written in Latin is completely intact. The manual suggests that users immerse the condom in warm milk prior to its use to avoid diseases.
The Burns Archive-Historical Medical Photos This is why we vaccinate. SMALLPOX NY CITY EPIDEMIC, 1881 Victims of the smallpox epidemic in More people died from smallpox than any other disease in history.
Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.
WWI facial prosthesis - because of trench warfare, so many wounds were to the head and face. Before plastic surgery was common, doctors and artists worked together to give returning young soldiers a way to fit back into society.
People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.
An American Concentration Camp During the Civil War, "Camp Sumter" as it was officially known was built east of Andersonville in February of 1864 & received roughly Union prisoners. Nearly soldiers died. The Union also had such camps.
Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was born into a royal West African dynasty. Orphaned at a very young age, she later became Queen Victoria’s goddaughter and a celebrity for her extraordinary intelligence.