Vintage “quack” medical device

Up for auction is a quack medical device of no known therapeutic use, plus an assortment of oddments from Doc Baker’s office.

The device dates from about 1880.  We think that Doc Baker bought it as a curiosity for his own amusement.

The large cabinet, impressively made from oak and marble, proclaims itself to be a “Thompson Plaster Electrical Cabinet”.  The drawer contains the original instruction manual.

Also included are three pairs of modern crutches and a walking cast, a traction device, and an enamel bedpan.  Great for display in a doctor’s office!

Still available; make us an offer!

 

image364 image365 image366 image367 image368 image369 image370 image371 image372 image373 image374 image376 image377 image378 image379

 

IMG_3436

2 thoughts on “Vintage “quack” medical device

  1. D Rodger says:

    Are we sure this isn’t radioactive?

    • admin says:

      I can’t make any promises about its safety, unfortunately, but I would certainly not recommend plugging it in and using it!

      I’ve removed your other two comments as requested.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.