The Texas Vampires
from Rare Earth
A hand-colored aquatint of the anatomical theatre at the University of Cambridge, drawn by August Charles Pugin and engraved by J.D. Stadler, 1815. (Via the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Handmade medical-themed chess set, made from clay and wood, c. late 20th century.
“Blue colored glass eyes from Queen & Co. Oculists & Opticians of Philadelphia.” 1891.
“Dr. C. J. Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit,” or medical cabinet, circa 1940s.
Hemorrhoid surgery, circa 1200 AD.
Dr. Werner Forssman, a urologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1956 for discovering that pee is not stored in the balls.