Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This Won't Hurt A Bit






Medical Caricatures from 1736-1932 at Lowcountry Digital Library. Other than the fact that the guy has gout, I'd say the second illustration here is just for the risqué.

2 comments:

The Necromancer said...

Seen a few of these classics in history of medicine texts, but the banjo-playing skull calendar is a new one...

tellurian said...

Your comment prompted me to do a search. I should have known! BibliOdyssey has a post on the Antikamnia Chemical Company.