Title page to a statistical analysis of mortality during the plague epidemic in London of 1665.
Union Private John Parmenter under anaesthesia, 21 June 1865. The surgeon has just amputated the soldier’s wounded foot to save his life.
A medical practitioner examining the throat of a nervous woman via the anus (c.1901?)
Victorian mermaid at the Science Museum, London. Not exactly Disney.
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Guillotine blade, France, 1794.
Tertiary syphilitic ulceration of the scalp (19th century).
Shrunken head compared with normal human skull.
Plague doc earrings. What more could a girl want?
Phrenological snuff-box (19th century).
Skull with snakes (18th century?)
A shrapnel wound of the hand (1916). #TerribleTuesdays