1860s First Aid kit. Germ theory was not well known until after the Civil War, and many soldiers and civilians died because of infection on the battlefield and after childbirth.

Doctor's kit from the American Civil War (scissors missing) belonged to Jean Baptiste Drogba, a.a "Papa Legba"

"Eight rare 19th century medical bone saws. Medical instrument makers were the finest precision tool makers of their days. Made with the best steel and exotic woods like ebony or rosewood. Beautiful designs and execution. Perfect for the medical fan or horror film enthusiast. These saws measure from 10" to 17 1/4"." (Site selling these.)

19th century: Medical Saws

"Eight rare century medical bone saws. Medical instrument makers were the finest precision tool makers of their days. Made with the best steel and exotic woods like ebony or rosewood. Beautiful designs and execution.

Masks worn by doctors during the Plague

These 12 Vintage Medical Devices Will Give You Nightmares

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.

15% OFF Vintage Medical Print "The Tooth Collector" Antique Anatomical Illustration - Gothic Art Weird Teeth Chart Diagram. $25.50, via Etsy.

Vintage Medical Print The Tooth Collector Antique Anatomical Illustration - Gothic Art Weird Teeth Chart Diagram via Etsy

27 Crazy Images Of Medical Treatments Through History

27 Crazy Images Of Medical Treatments Through History

Elizabeth Bruyn, sitting in the back of a horse drawn ambulance. Bryun was an ambulance surgeon in New York City in the early by KRLN

“heart: anterior view of internal cavities of the ventricles”, c e bock, 1879.

“heart: anterior view of internal cavities of the ventricles”, c e bock, i absolutely love anatomy

Vintage Medical Book Pages by ninainflorida, via Flickr #skull #medicalillustration

Sarah Pinyan posted vintage medical skull illustration to her -nice signs- postboard via the Juxtapost bookmarklet.

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