Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine
February 5, 2006 11:01 AM   Subscribe

Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine (1896) (some images NSFW).
posted by feathermeat (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you're ever in Philly, check out the Mütter Museum.
posted by defenestration at 11:32 AM on February 5, 2006

Very cool link. Medicine is such a new science; it's interesting to see how things were perceived not so long ago. (Plus, it's full of weirdness. Cool.)
posted by moira at 11:36 AM on February 5, 2006

Excellent; thank you for this. I've been wanting to look at the print edition, but have been having a hard time getting it at my library. Internet to the rescue. This made my day.
posted by Uncle Glendinning at 11:58 AM on February 5, 2006

This is great. Excellent link!
posted by Falconetti at 12:23 PM on February 5, 2006

Nipple, face, and eye menstruation! Leg menstruation! Gum menstruation! This is fabulous.
posted by climalene at 12:32 PM on February 5, 2006

"In his memoirs of the old Academy of Surgery in Paris, Morand speaks of a monk who, to cure a violent colic, introduced into his fundament a bottle of l'eau de la reine de Hongrie, with a small opening in its mouth, by which the contents, drop by drop, could enter the intestine. He found he could not remove the bottle, and violent inflammation ensued. It was at last necessary to secure a boy with a small hand to extract the bottle.

heh. this is good.
posted by Rumple at 1:29 PM on February 5, 2006

Yikes! and that's from pre-KY days too...
posted by clevershark at 2:37 PM on February 5, 2006

Son of goatse.
posted by rolypolyman at 3:19 PM on February 5, 2006

It's on Gutenberg, too.
posted by futility closet at 3:22 PM on February 5, 2006

I downloaded it off of Gutenburg last year and have been reading it now and then. Very interesting and strange reports. It makes you wonder about the variety of things that have happened through history. Is there anything comparative to this that is contemporary?

I also remember finding a similar book in the college library about geological anomalies. Unforunately I can't find any mention of it in a cursory search through the web. The geological book had all sorts of interesting things about animals found in mines, and amazing rocks and fossils throughout history.
posted by JJ86 at 6:13 AM on February 6, 2006

You know, I thought the Internet opened up porn to like a sixth plateau, a whole new level of kink previously unknown to man, but pics like this along with lil' ass boy up there, and I'm beginning to suspect we're actually falling behind.
posted by dgaicun at 7:11 AM on February 6, 2006

Gross-ness! AAAAAAHH!!

That's better. (So, how many clicks did it take before you jumped to the big gonads shots?)
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:04 PM on February 6, 2006

Wow, an old textbook of medical curiosities, and it's not even my birthday. Thanks.
posted by ikkyu2 at 8:40 PM on February 7, 2006

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