Breathing a Vein (1804) by James Gillray

An ill man came to a doctor for relief. Unfortunately, the doctors of that time were not sufficient. The doctor suggested and then performed blood letting on the patient. It is safe to say that ‘Breathing a Vein’ only made things worst.

Breathing a Vein (1804) by James Gillray

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Skeleton Watercolor (19th Century) By Unknown

This anatomical image is by an unknown Persian artist. It is more comical then informative! In my opinion, it looks much older than the 19th Century, but it is labeled so by the source.

Skeleton Watercolor (19th Century) By Unknown

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The Unknown Guest (1914) By Maurice Maeterlinck

This is a early 20th century parapsychology book. It is free to read online and download! Also, it involves physic horses!! 😍

The Unknown Guest (1914) By Maurice Maeterlinck

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  • Chapter I: Phantasms of the Living and the Dead
  • Chapter II: Psychometry
  • Chapter III: The Knowledge of the Future.
  • Chapter IV: The Elberfeld Horses
  • Chapter V: The Unknown Guest

The Elberfeld Horses refer to a few horses from Elberfeld, Germany. These horses we intelligent and even psychic(some say). Readmore.

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Lionel The Lion Faced Boy – Famous Sideshow Performer

Stephan Bibrowski (1890–1932), better known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair that gave him the appearance of a lion; this was likely due to a rare condition called hypertrichosis.

Lionel The Lion Faced Boy (1907)
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Bibrowski was born with one-inch hair covering his body. When his mother was pregnant with Bibrowski she witnessed his father being mauled by a lion. She blamed the condition on this. She considered Stephan an abomination. What a bitch! She gave him up to a German impresario named Sedlmayer when he was only four years old! Sedlmayer gave him his stage name and started exhibiting him around Europe.

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Zodiac Influences on Bloodletting (1420)

This depicts a Bloodletting man in the center of a circle of the zodiac. It connects body areas to zodiacs and planets. For example, if you are a Gemini, you should bloodlet from your lower stomach and left foot.

Zodiac Influences on Bloodletting (1420)

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History of The Yellow Fever in New Orleans (1853)

This book is about the somber past of a dire disease in the Louisiana. This 1853 outbreak claimed 7,849 deaths. The full book is free to download and read online.

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The Bearded Lady(1631) By Jusepe de Ribera

The painting is also called “Magdalena Ventura with Her Husband and Son”.

The Bearded Lady(1631) By Jusepe de Ribera

For full translation of stones, check out this article from Oxford Journal of Medicine(QJM) – La Mujer Barbuda by Ribera, 1631: a gender bender. As of this post creation, the linked article is free to read, but can not be freely quoted.

Spent a whole hour trying to translate the stones from scratch, but was unable! 😳

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Case of 18th Century Amputation Instruments – Photograph by Wellcome Images

“The case contains the equipment a surgeon would need to carry out various amputations. This includes two amputation saws, four saw blades, three knives, ten suture needles, two types of tourniquet and a lancet. The instruments were made by a number of manufacturers, including Maigny, Boog and Midgen, instrument makers based in Scotland.” – Image Description.

Case of 18th Century Amputation Instruments - Photograph by Wellcome Images

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