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National Museum of Health & Medicine has an amazing flickrstream of vintage medical photographs and other ephemera. Lately they’ve been adding diagnostic/documentary photos of Civil War soldiers, as well as some military propaganda posters (anti-VD and anti-food waste, of all things). This series of photos of a lab setup for measuring cranial capacity are my favorites. Check out the handled basket of skulls! And they’re using an “insufflator!” I did not even know that was a word.


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Happy holidays to our friends at Bottled Monsters and thanks for all the wonderful photos!