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7:11pm May 17, 2011
missfolly:

Henri Gervex: The Operation

missfolly:

Henri Gervex: The Operation

7:09pm May 17, 2011
missfolly:

Wilhelm Gause: The State Ball

missfolly:

Wilhelm Gause: The State Ball

6:51pm May 17, 2011
biomedicalephemera:

Ear trumpets being sold by Chicago’s Sharp & Smith in 1889.

biomedicalephemera:

Ear trumpets being sold by Chicago’s Sharp & Smith in 1889.

6:48pm May 17, 2011
questionableadvice:

~ Dr. Chase’s Recipes: or, Information for Everybody, by A.W. Chase, M.D., 1864

questionableadvice:

~ Dr. Chase’s Recipes: or, Information for Everybody, by A.W. Chase, M.D., 1864

6:47pm May 17, 2011
biomedicalephemera:

Dr. Hardy’s Magical Pain Destroyer! Though Hardy’s Remedies made a “drawing salve” (that could draw out things such as splinters and would relieve burning sensation) that was a fairly legitimate compound, most things the company made were patent medicine through-and-through. Most patent medicines intended for pain relief contained morphine, and sometimes 50-70% alcohol, along with agents to mask the alcohol smell, such as turpentine. 
For comparison, a STRONG hard liquor intended for internal consumption is typically 90-110 proof (45-55%). The majority are 60-80 proof.

biomedicalephemera:

Dr. Hardy’s Magical Pain Destroyer! Though Hardy’s Remedies made a “drawing salve” (that could draw out things such as splinters and would relieve burning sensation) that was a fairly legitimate compound, most things the company made were patent medicine through-and-through. Most patent medicines intended for pain relief contained morphine, and sometimes 50-70% alcohol, along with agents to mask the alcohol smell, such as turpentine. 

For comparison, a STRONG hard liquor intended for internal consumption is typically 90-110 proof (45-55%). The majority are 60-80 proof.

6:44pm May 17, 2011
Merchant’s Gargling Oil

Merchant’s Gargling Oil

6:44pm May 17, 2011
missfolly:

Dinner Hour (from a sketch by Alfred Mitchell) by W.A. Rogers, 1888

missfolly:

Dinner Hour (from a sketch by Alfred Mitchell) by W.A. Rogers, 1888

6:41pm May 17, 2011
killette:

Kato

killette:

Kato

6:41pm May 17, 2011
killette:

Mosh

killette:

Mosh

6:41pm May 17, 2011
killette:

Mosh

killette:

Mosh

6:35pm May 17, 2011
8:35pm May 16, 2011
robinwinters:

Tentoonstelling tot bevordering van veiligheid en gezondheid in fabrieken en werkplaatsen. Amsterdam 1890

robinwinters:

Tentoonstelling tot bevordering van veiligheid en gezondheid in fabrieken en werkplaatsen. Amsterdam 1890