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20 August 2012 0 Comments

Buddy Max & His Birthmark Apparently this is on one of the fine “Songs in the Key of Z” collections of outsider music, but we only heard it last week.  Now you too can hear Buddy’s semi-musical retelling of  a visit to an overseas surgeon to remove an unnamed birthmark.  It’s in the form of a letter to his […]

17 July 2011 0 Comments

More Trashy Nurse Books

Time for another shameful glimpse into the vanished world of tawdry nurse novels. In this installment, we move from the stereotypical hospital courtship romances toward the seamier world of male fantasy.  Thanks to Curt Purcell’s fabulous Flickr set for these examples. Not exactly a sensitive portrayal of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.  And who knew PTSS could […]

15 July 2011 2 Comments

Inappropriate Playthings

We’re always collecting pictures related to medical, health, safety, and the like, but sometimes other themes emerge. Like with these three otherwise unrelated images all representing things that probably shouldn’t be given to children but apparently were. This painting by Dutch artist Jan van Neck depicts the great anatomist Frederick Ruysch dissecting a stillborn infant […]

11 July 2011 0 Comments

My Vagina Ain’t Handicapped

My Vagina Ain’t Handicapped

Uh… Umm… Still sorting this one out.

20 June 2011 0 Comments

More Bizarre Nurse Romance Novels

More nurse romance cover art today. These gems come from among the 307 volumes in the collection of Tiny Pineapple. Check them out! “She had not expected to find romance on this assignment–but then, almost everything at the Indian Service Hospital had come as a surprise,” says the back cover. With a waist cinched like that, […]

10 June 2011 0 Comments

Paging Doctor Minx!

Ah… 1975 was a good year for exploitation cinema. Dr. Minx brings a level of unprecedented professionalism to the traditional sexy nurse romp.  

7 June 2011 2 Comments

Naughty, Naughty Roentgen Rays

(image via I’m full of daze, Shock and amaze; For nowadays I hear they’ll gaze Thro’ cloak and gown — and even stays, These naughty, naughty Roentgen Rays. This little ditty from 1896 sums up the prurient interest that Wilhelm Roentgen’s invention of X-ray technology immediately… err… “aroused.” By the 1930s the X-ray was […]

31 May 2011 0 Comments

A Few Cautionary Comics

After a long holiday weekend, your heads are probably a bit fuzzy and perhaps you’re overwhelmed with work, so it seemed safe to stick with something simple, i.e., comic books.   So today we offer four lovingly executed illustrations of things not to do in emergency situations.  Their original source  — presumably some sort of Red-Cross-issued faux […]

13 May 2011 2 Comments

Postcards from the Medical Side

The chance to enjoy an ice cream soda with a partner attractively outfitted in an orthopedic garment is one of life’s rare pleasures. Rarer still is such a handsome depiction of said moment.  But here we have it all —  the awkwardly placed candelabra, the oversized tablecloth, and the strange suggestion of cross-dressing presented by […]

6 May 2011 0 Comments

Lesbian Nurses: Which is Right for You?

It’s Nurse Paperback Friday again and time for your opinions on the ever-titlating subgenre of lesbian nurses. Only scratching the surface here, folks…. 1) The Gay Nurses.  Proof that the cap is always the last to come off. 2) Nurses’ Quarters by Sylvia Erskine.  OK, maybe the lesbianism is only  hinted at on the cover of this […]