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Paid a house call to the Museum of Medical History

On Museum Day 2015 my friend Anne and I headed over to three museums. From the list of open museums this little known one caught my attention. I was not disappointed. It is facinating to see how quickly caring for the sick transformed over the past 100 years.

Iron Lung use to treat Polio patients

Iron Lung use to treat Polio patients

Lamp placed outside pharmacy to warn about disease

Lamp placed outside pharmacy to warn about disease

Is this the result of too much touching?

Is this the result of too much touching?

Phrenology is the study of the structure of the skull to determine a person's character and mental capacity

Phrenology, a pseudo-scinece believed the study of the structure of the skull determined a person’s character and mental capacity. Briefly popular in the 1700s but lacked scientific evidence.

Well some work, and some provided no real benefits. I like the name of this device.

Well some work, and some provided no real benefits. I like the name of this device.

Nurses had much to do.

Nurses had much to do.

It is a start. It was better than the alternative!

It is a start. It was better than the alternative!

Used by my ob-gyn to hasten the arrival of my son who was interferring with his vacation.

Used by my ob-gyn to hasten the arrival of my son who was interferring with his vacation.

Who remembers this baby? This looks so "yesterday!"

Who remembers this baby? This looks so “yesterday!”

House call, a thing of the past

House call, a thing of the past

Found a face staring at me!

Found a face staring at me!

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