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$150 · QUACK MEDICINE BOX FROM 1800S

BEFORE MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS CONTROLLED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS IN NORTH AMERICA A LOT OF QUACK MEDICINE WAS PRACTICED.
ANYONE WITH THE GIFT OF GAB COULD SELL ANYTHING FROM SNAKE OIL TO ALCOHOL BASED "MEDICINE" TO CURE ALMOST ANY PHYSICAL DISTRESS.
A COMMON MEDICAL DEVICE WAS AN ELECTRIFIED STIMULATOR THAT WAS BATTERY RUN OR PLUG IN.
ELECTRICAL STIMULATORS CAME IN ALL SIZES AND SHAPES.
THESE STIMULATORS GAVE A TINGLING FEELING IN THE AREA THEY TOUCHED AND THIS STIMULATION WAS ADVERTISED AS A CURE FOR ALMOST ANY PHYSICAL PROBLEM.
THE STIMULATOR ENDS APPLIED TO THE BODY COULD BE ANYTHING FROM DAMPENED SPONGE TO SPECIFICALLY SHAPED GLASS.
EACH SHAPE WAS MADE TO FIT BODY PARTS SUCH AS ELBOWS, KNEES, CROTCH ETC.
THIS ELECTRICAL STIMULATION PROMISED EVERYTHING FROM INCREASED SEXUAL DESIRE TO RELIEF FROM FOOT PAIN.
THIS ONE IS A SURE CURE FOR FOOT PAIN.
IT COMES IN A DOVETAILED OAK BOX 9 INCHES WIDE, 5 1/4 INCHES DEEP AND 5 INCHES HIGH.
THE CARRYING HANDLE AND LATCHES ARE ORIGINAL.
THE LOWER DOOR OPENS TO THE STORAGE BATTERY AND SWITCH.
THE UPPER DOOR OPENS TO INSTRUCTIONS, A FOOT PLATE, TWO SPONGES & HANDLES PLUS THE CLOTH COVERED LEAD WIRES.
COLLECTORS CAN USE THESE FOR HISTORICAL DISPLAY OR THEY CAN PRACTICE MEDICINE ON PEOPLE WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN INOCULATING THEIR CHILDREN FOR MEASLES.

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CategoryOther Antiques
PostedApril 13, 2016
Renewed January 20, 2017
Expiry February 19, 2017
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