In the early days of X-rays, some doctors didn't recognize that gravity pulled down the internal organs when standing, as they were used to seeing organs in either cadavers or patients lying down during surgery.  Thousands of unnecessary operations were performed to tack up 'dropped organs'.

In the early days of X-rays, some doctors didn't recognize that gravity pulled down the internal organs when standing, as they were used to seeing organs in either cadavers or patients lying down during surgery. Thousands of unnecessary operations were performed to tack up 'dropped organs'.

A day before Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker, Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini met a more public end. He and his mistress, Clara Petacci were caught by partisans while trying to flee into Switzerland. On April 29, 1945, the two were shot to death in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra. Their corpses were then taken to the Piazzale Loreto in Milan and strung up on meat hooks above a gas station. Crowds threw stones at the bodies for several days.

A day before Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker, Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini met a more public end. He and his mistress, Clara Petacci were caught by partisans while trying to flee into Switzerland. On April 29, 1945, the two were shot to death in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra. Their corpses were then taken to the Piazzale Loreto in Milan and strung up on meat hooks above a gas station. Crowds threw stones at the bodies for several days.

I find this picture, especially touching & heartbreaking.  Mother embracing her dead child...

I find this picture, especially touching & heartbreaking. Mother embracing her dead child...

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, 1938. A mental patient strapped into a continuous-flow tub. This method was used to calm down the patient.  Their bodies were greased, which enabled them to remain in the tub for hours and gradually fall asleep.

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, 1938. A mental patient strapped into a continuous-flow tub. This method was used to calm down the patient. Their bodies were greased, which enabled them to remain in the tub for hours and gradually fall asleep.

An old photo of a blood transfusion from the 1870’s at Bellevue Hospital.

An old photo of a blood transfusion from the 1870’s at Bellevue Hospital.

Nurse wearing a mask as protection against influenza. September 13, 1918. The Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

Nurse wearing a mask as protection against influenza. September 13, 1918. The Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

Early xray fluoroscope.  No image intensifier.

Early xray fluoroscope. No image intensifier.

Early x-ray tube

Early x-ray tube

Wow glad my machine is computerized....makes you realize how far we have come!

Wow glad my machine is computerized....makes you realize how far we have come!

In 1913 William D. Coolidge invented the Coolidge tube which had a cathode filament made of tungsten.

In 1913 William D. Coolidge invented the Coolidge tube which had a cathode filament made of tungsten.

Pinterest • Verdens idékatalog
Søk