Photographs: From the book Iconographie Photographique De La Salpêtrière sourced from Wikipedia Commons and The Waring Historical Library online exhibit Dr. John-Martin Charcot and the Theater of Medicine.
BB: Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The protective suit of the plague doctor consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed, a mask with glass eye openings and a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold scented substances and straw.
HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley and depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor treating him has just placed an earpiece in his left ear. so amazing!