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Before photography, doctors treating everything from leprosy to syphilis turned to an astonishing array of illustrations for guidance. Will Self finds a grotesque beauty in a new collection chronicling people and their poxes

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JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 565 Standard illustrations that give a little more than they need to have always been very interesting to me--sometimes this takes the form of completely unnecessary detail in almost-invisible expendable space fillers (as I've...

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Think back to the first time you remember visiting a doctor’s office. All of the equipment looked so large and frightening, and the examination was definitely strange, but regardless of which decade you made your first doctor’s visit it couldn’t have been as weird as the medical practices of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The tools, prescriptions, and ideas that were going around at the time certainly helped modern medicine get to where it is now, but it was definitely weird.

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Check out our drawing & illustration selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops.

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I was listing some pages from a 1924 home health book on Etsy this week, and put aside a few to offer up here for use as clip art. I saved them at 300 DPI so they are nice and big, for whatever you want to use them for - just click the image to enlarge, then right click - save as to save it to your computer. Enjoy!

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Laudanaum Recently the Baltimore Sun newspaper published an article about a drug addiction that raged during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was called Laudanum. I'm familiar with it, because as somewhat of an amateur historian on Wyatt Earp, one of his female companion died from an overdose of Laudanum. What I realized is that even in the 1960s, doctors were prescribing "Paregoric" a form of Laudanum, to soothe teething pain - in fact it was prescribed to my mom to use on my brothers and…

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Anybody who talks about how good the “good old days” were, either has a bad memory or wasn’t there!

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The recent book The Sick Rose: Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration is not to be leafed through lightly. The volume reproduces 19th-century imag ...

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