A Frog for your Boils
August 29, 2011 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Biomedical Ephemera, or, a Frog for your Boils is "A blog for all biological and medical ephemera, from the age of Abraham through the era of medical quackery and cure-all nostrums. Sometimes featuring illustrations of diseases and conditions of the times, sometimes fascinating ephemeral medical equipment, and sometimes clippings and information about the theories themselves." The archive page is also a useful starting point. via Things Magazine.
posted by Rumple (8 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Maxillofacial surgery is amazingly creepy. Moar creepiness?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:41 PM on August 29, 2011 [3 favorites]

Oh, wonderful. I was glad to see ivory teaching models. They are so oddly touching. A lot of the stuff on this site is like that for me, thanks for the post!
posted by peachfuzz at 3:05 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I read this as "a frog for your balls". I suspect that would make for a totally different kind of blog.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:16 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

Horrendously, nightmarishly marvelous! Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 3:32 PM on August 29, 2011

I read it as "boiling a frog".
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:33 PM on August 29, 2011

I really liked this blog. I love Old medical illustrations, and well a wonderful time sink.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 5:16 PM on August 29, 2011

I keep seeing this thread and reading it as, "a Frog for your Balls". Carry on.
posted by Tesseractive at 7:35 PM on August 29, 2011

Surely 2 frogs would be a more equitable trade.
posted by Pallas Athena at 11:19 PM on August 29, 2011

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