Category: health

British anti-smoking campaign aimed at teenage…

British anti-smoking campaign aimed at teenagers, c. 1960s. Via the National Archives UK.

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Our Pungent History: Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death

Bicycle-style roller skates made by Ritter, En…

Bicycle-style roller skates made by Ritter, England, c. 1895.

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The World’s First Hunk: Why We’re Obsessed with Muscle Men

Handmade medical-themed chess set, made from c…

Handmade medical-themed chess set, made from clay and wood, c. late 20th century. 

nemfrog: “Blue colored glass eyes from Queen …

nemfrog:

“Blue colored glass eyes from Queen & Co. Oculists & Opticians of Philadelphia.” 1891. 

Huntington Library

“Dr. C. J. Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic…

Dr. C. J. Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit,” or medical cabinet, circa 1940s.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be safe out there… &lt…

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be safe out there… <3

Getting It On: The Covert History of the American Condom

Beautiful But Deadly: The Creepiest Devices Fr…

Beautiful But Deadly: The Creepiest Devices From Medicine’s Grisly, Leech-Filled Past

The World Health Organization declared Dec. 1,…

The World Health Organization declared Dec. 1, 1988, the first World AIDS Day. On the 20th Anniversary, photographers and reporters reflect on their coverage of the epidemic.