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'.

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.

WWII Field x-ray apparatus

WWII Field x-ray apparatus

Traveling Medicine Shows the 1800s | 2011 Annual American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM ...

Traveling Medicine Shows the 1800s | 2011 Annual American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM ...

Creepy Medical Images From The Past

Creepy Medical Images From The Past

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.

Created by Can Togayand Gyula Pauer,The Shoes On The Danube Bank were designed as a remembrance for the hundreds of Hungarian Jews who had to leave their shoes on the bank of the river before they were shot during the Holocaust in Hungary.

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Created by Can Togayand Gyula Pauer,The Shoes On The Danube Bank were designed as a remembrance for the hundreds of Hungarian Jews who had to leave their shoes on the bank of the river before they were shot during the Holocaust in Hungary.

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.

HMHS Aquitania May15 Liverpool 1914

HMHS Aquitania May15 Liverpool 1914

Making an x-ray child 1942

Making an x-ray child 1942

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