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Nowadays before medical students begin their cadaver dissections, they are invited to participate in high-minded ceremonies honoring those whose bodies are soon to be opened, but in the wild and wooly days before the mid-twentieth century, med students lightened this grisly rite of passage with humor, painting macabre slogans on their dissection tables, and sometimes [...]
Scary hospital clowns, bizarre devices, and cadaver lab pix are just some of the medically themed gems you can turn up while perusing the photos archives of the National Museum of Health & Medicine and the Library of Congress. Violet wand use as physical therapy in military hospital. From the Flickr set of the Otis Historical Archives [...]
Photos from Art of Bleeding’s “Ghost Clinic” installation at Linda Vista Hospital are now online. This interactive scene was created as part of the Boyle Heights Paranormal Project’s “Walking with the Dead Tour” tour of the Linda Vista Hospital on March 4, 2011. The hospital is widely regarded to be haunted.