Medicine

Santa Claus Takes On TB: 1923

Santa Claus Takes On TB: 1923

Santa Claus with Christmas Seals lady raising money for fight against tuberculosis, 1923. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Fending Off Tuberculosis: 1920

Fending Off Tuberculosis: 1920

Hodge Open Air School, Cleveland, Ohio, between 1900 and 1920. The open air school concept was created to treat children with pre-tuberculosis symptoms. In this photo, the children are either in bed, wearing leg braces, or using crutches.

Lab Lady: 1915

Lab Lady: 1915

Woman in a chemistry laboratory or pharmacy, weighing chemicals. Photo taken between 1915 and 1917. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Iron Lung Therapy: 1938

Iron Lung Therapy: 1938

C. Coy Honsaker with woman in iron lung (negative pressure ventilator) for treatment of polio, 1938. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

N.Y. National Guard Hospital Corps, 1913

N.Y. National Guard Hospital Corps, 1913

Old July, 1913 photo shows soldiers and trucks of the Hospital Corps, Provisional Battery of the New York National Guard. One of the vehicles may have been made by White Motor Company. They were possibly training at summer camp outside Hicksville, Long Island. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009). Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Ship's Doctor in the Pharmacy: early 1900s

Ship's Doctor in the Pharmacy: early 1900s

Ship's Doctor in the pharmacy with medicine in glass bottles with stoppers, early 1900s. Looks like he might be holding a drawer of surgery tools. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in. glass negative.

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