Archive | July, 2011

28 July 2011 0 Comments

BEWARE! Poison Gas!

Won’t someone please start selling reproductions of these swell WWII poison gas posters? Don’t know if they are available at the gift shop at the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin where they currently hang, but thank God, they are least available  online via the Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health & Medicine. Called “Hun […]

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 0 Comments

“Son, Welcome to Our Scrapyard Family”

“Son, Welcome to Our Scrapyard Family”

This industrial safety video set in a scrapyard has something for everyone: creepy rubbery puppets nagging about workplace dangers, a murderous conveyor belt, a talking piece of scrap metal, and a patriotic anthem to recycling: “It’s a proud American Tradition scrapping the old to make the new.”  Or is was planned obsolesce?

15 July 2011 0 Comments

Danny Quirk Gets Under Your Skin

Illustrator Danny Quirk apparently took his “Anatomy for Artists” courses very seriously. These intriguing renderings were created while studying at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.  

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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 […]

14 July 2011 0 Comments

Medical Fantasy Art from the Wellcome Museum

While poking around Sutured Infection’s Tumblr, we found these lovely medical themed paintings by Richard Tennant Cooper commissioned in 1912 by the Henry Wellcome for his museum of medical history. Richard Tennant Cooper – “A giant claw pierces the breast of a sleeping naked woman, another naked woman swoops down and stabs the claw with a knife ; […]

11 July 2011 0 Comments

My Vagina Ain’t Handicapped

My Vagina Ain’t Handicapped

Uh… Umm… Still sorting this one out.

9 July 2011 0 Comments

A Good Eye for a Sutured Infection

We created a Tumblr account recently and have been really digging the vintage medical scenes shared by Sutured Infection. Here’s a sample of what we’re crushing out on. We think you’ll understand. Some days your nerve feel numbered.   A hand exerciser. Equipment for studying the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Herbert List: “Instructive View into […]

8 July 2011 0 Comments

“Eyes without a Face” Surgery Scene

“Eyes without a Face” Surgery Scene

Don’t get the wrong idea — the 1960 French horror film film Eyes without a Face (Les yeux sans visage) is wonderfully restrained and atmospheric, but this particular scene, which caused problems with critics in England at least, is startling disturbing and a personal favorite.  Enjoy!  

7 July 2011 0 Comments

Health for Sale at Philly Museum of Art

The exhibition “Health for Sale” currently at the Philadelphia Museum illustrates the story of commercial medicine through an intriguing collection of posters hawking nostrums, panaceas and health advice in a time before the FDA meddled in such things.There’s more than 50 pieces featuring alabaster skinned beauties seeking anemia cures, virile men donning electro-galvanic belts, families […]