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Male Anti-Masturbation Devices - Retronaut“In the late 19th century it was a widely held belief that masturbation caused insanity and devices such as this were designed to prevent the wearer from touching or stimulating himself. They were often used in mental institutions and sometimes in the home”    - Wellcome Images    Sources: V, Wellcome Images

Male Anti-Masturbation Devices - Retronaut“In the late 19th century it was a widely held belief that masturbation caused insanity and devices such as this were designed to prevent the wearer from touching or stimulating himself. They were often used in mental institutions and sometimes in the home” - Wellcome Images Sources: V, Wellcome Images

Electro-physiology sessions  conducted by Dr. Duchenne and photographed by Adrien Tournachon, Paris, 1862

Electro-physiology sessions conducted by Dr. Duchenne and photographed by Adrien Tournachon, Paris, 1862

Trepanation (boring a hole in a patient's skull) is an ancient medical practice. Looks barbaric, doesn't it?

Trepanation (boring a hole in a patient's skull) is an ancient medical practice. Looks barbaric, doesn't it?

treatment for scoliosis. well that's kind of terrifying. glad I wasn't around for that..

treatment for scoliosis. well that's kind of terrifying. glad I wasn't around for that..

Lung Paddles: This device was to be used to squeeze the lungs of people who have difficulty breathing. Broken ribs optional.

Lung Paddles: This device was to be used to squeeze the lungs of people who have difficulty breathing. Broken ribs optional.

Three applications of Alternating Current Solenoid From A system of instruction in X-ray methods and medical uses of light, hot-air, vibration and high-frequency currents by Samuel H. Monell, 1902

Three applications of Alternating Current Solenoid From A system of instruction in X-ray methods and medical uses of light, hot-air, vibration and high-frequency currents by Samuel H. Monell, 1902

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