The final Pinterest board to be made public is Medical History. This board was fun to build and includes medical history from the 1880s through World War One, which is featured on its own board.
The board contains photos of patients, pioneering doctors, medicines, medical advertisements and medical equipment.
One thing I did find a bit disturbing while perusing Pinterest was the horrible attitudes of the pinners. These attitude also were reflected in the source articles. Again and again, people kept calling the medical treatments frightening or made fun of old medical beliefs. I find this shameful. Lest we judge too harshly, remember, in years to come most of our medical knowledge will be deemed barbaric, outdated, dangerous and ineffective. We are only as technologically advanced as the current moment, and technology is always changing.
The board includes these pins.
Bayer once sold heroine in addition to aspirin. One a side note, aspirin was spelled with a capital “A” until 1918 when Bayer lost its trademark and generics began being manufactured.
A 1900s medical college.
This boy suffered from congenital syphilis in the days before antibiotics.
This sketch illustrates a boy receiving a rabies vaccine in 1885.
Enjoyed reading this post? Join the mailing list and receive updates in your inbox whenever a new post is published. Simply enter your email address in the form on the bottom right of this page.