WARNING: Do not follow these links if you want to get anything done in the next 4 hours. Via another collection of awesome retro-ness, we found the Modern Mechanix blog. Here you’ll discover the best collection of retro pop-science anywhere. The best part is, so much of it ties right in to today’s major accomplishments. It’s like medical technology was on hiatus from the 50s until about the 80s.
Here we find an early stomach-cam:
A NEW wonder in photography that will take pictures of the innermost recesses of the human stomach has recently been developed by three doctors of the University of Vienna. This amazing device, shown on the right, takes eight pictures simultaneously.
There’s this crazy thing at a Los Angeles hospital called a “blood bank,” thoughts on the “Right-to-die” issue, pre-DNA genetics research, and advanced prosthetics.
More from Modern Mechanix. The Personal Appearance Section is worth a look too (particularly this machine that “measure the beauty of the face”), as in the 20s and 30s, medicine and personal appearance were closely related pseudosciences.