circa A woman inside an Electric Bath at the Light Care Institute. The Electric Bath is probably a forerunner of the modern sunbed, although it was more likely used for medicinal reasons. (Photo by Reinhold Thiele/Thiele/Getty Images)
Classic illustration of a woman's medical exam by a her doctor. Many century medical textbooks used this illustration to show the proper manner to examine a female patient. The physician's eyes are averted so he will not violate the woman's "modesty.