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 [...]
Archive | July, 2011
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 ; [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]