16 February 2012 0 Comments

What We Did with our Nov-Jan Vacation

Maybe you’ve noticed: we tend to overextend ourselves.   Not only does this blog cruelly stimulate and occasionally sate your need for medical curiosities, but it does double duty promoting the tenuously related activities of The Art of Bleeding Magic Ambulance crew.  Squeezing in hours to actually produce those ambulance shows can itself be a distraction from […]

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 […]

10 June 2011 0 Comments

“Hospital Clown” Photos

From our performance last Saturday, June 4, at The Hive Gallery’s “Circus Circus” themed show.  

5 June 2011 1 Comment

The Ultimate Scary Hospital Clown(s)

Last night’s “Hospital Clown” installation went quite nicely (if such a word can be used for such things). Thanks to all who turned out! We’ll have some photos online this week. But nothing…. no photo… can top this monstrosity sent in by our friend Jason Dorf, who was presumably inspired by our last post on […]

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3 June 2011 0 Comments

Scaring Sick Kids Since 1964

This Saturday, June 4, The Art of Bleeding will contribute a living “Hospital Clown” installation to the “Circus Circus” themed show at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles. The show will also include clown art by the Chiodo Brothers known for their work on the cult “classic” Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Prepping for the show, […]

26 April 2011 1 Comment

Even Then, It Must Have Looked Strange

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 […]