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Cure Collection

Background imageCure Collection: Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893

Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893
Advertisement for The Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. which claimed to offer a cure for a wide variety of ailments. This led to a court case on grounds of deception & a landmark ruling

Background imageCure Collection: Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex

Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex
Part of Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex. Several patients can be see in beds on the open balconies. The hospital was opened in 1903 by the West Ham Union for the sick poor in the area

Background imageCure Collection: Herne the Hunter

Herne the Hunter
Herne the hunter hangs himself because his hunting skill has been taken in payment for the miraculous cure of a mortal wound. But every night he leads a spectral hunt

Background imageCure Collection: Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex

Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex
Entrance to Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex. Several patients can be see in beds on the open balconies. The hospital was opened in 1903 by the West Ham Union for the sick poor in the area

Background imageCure Collection: Lourdes - The Grotto

Lourdes - The Grotto
Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Grotto, with believers praying beneath and hanging crutches testament to the miraculous cures achievers by those of faith at this sacred Christian site

Background imageCure Collection: Malvern Water Cure (2)

Malvern Water Cure (2)
(2 of 12) Water Cure at Malvern The Packing " Now this is what I call being jolly!"

Background imageCure Collection: Poster, Lourdes, France

Poster, Lourdes, France. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCure Collection: Advert / Bread / Hovis 1895

Advert / Bread / Hovis 1895
Hovis Bread - advertised as a cure for indigestion, as supplied to the Royal Family!

Background imageCure Collection: Malvern Water Cure (8)

Malvern Water Cure (8)
(8 of 12) Water Cure at Malvern. Sitz Bath and wet sheet 6o clock winters morn. " This is delightful, very!!!"

Background imageCure Collection: Long Drawn Out! by William Heath Robinson

Long Drawn Out! by William Heath Robinson
A simple home cure for warts. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageCure Collection: Sebastian Kneipp

Sebastian Kneipp
SEBASTIAN KNEIPP Bavarian priest, promoter of hydropathy (cold water cure) and herbalism

Background imageCure Collection: Enos Cockerel

Enos Cockerel
Enos Fruit Salts, a popular cure for digestive ailments throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries

Background imageCure Collection: Surgery Cures Stupidity

Surgery Cures Stupidity
SATIRE:RESULTS OF ETHER - surgery as a cure-all: young mans stupidity cured by replacing straw head- stuffing with a brain!

Background imageCure Collection: The benefits of taking the water at Bad Wildungen, Germany

The benefits of taking the water at Bad Wildungen, Germany
Comic illustration of the wonderful benefits to a ladys urinary tract (!) having taken the water at Bad Wildungen - a German therapeutic spa Town with springs that bring forth water containing iron

Background imageCure Collection: Plants / Helleborus Niger

Plants / Helleborus Niger
BLACK HELLEBORE or CHRISTMAS ROSE used to cure mental afflictions since 1400 BC

Background imageCure Collection: Advert in Harness Eye Battery 1886

Advert in Harness Eye Battery 1886
Harness Eye Battery promises to cure weak eyes and restore failing sight. Date: 1886

Background imageCure Collection: Injured soldiers, WW1, 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford

Injured soldiers, WW1, 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford
Injured soldiers - WW1 - No. 1003 Cowley Section - 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford. The importance of light and fresh air in aiding recovery was very prevalent in medical thinking at this time

Background imageCure Collection: Mothersills Seasick Remedy

Mothersills Seasick Remedy
Advertisement for Mothersills Seasick Remedy - recommended to stop train sickness. 1930

Background imageCure Collection: SNCF poster, Lourdes

SNCF poster, Lourdes, designed by N Lucas. 1939

Background imageCure Collection: Tarantism Cure / 1877

Tarantism Cure / 1877
FRINGE CURES : Curing tarantism by dancing the tarantella

Background imageCure Collection: VIANNEY

VIANNEY
JEAN-BAPTISTE VIANNEY VIANNEY, known as the CURE D ARS - French priest, known for his good works and simple lifestyle, and for being horribly tormented by demons

Background imageCure Collection: Advertising / Ozone Paper

Advertising / Ozone Paper
Supposed cure for Asthma and Bronchitis

Background imageCure Collection: Vichy, France - Bathroom

Vichy, France - Bathroom
Vichy, France - Taking the healing waters - here the patient is wrapped up and then submerged within a superb enamel bath. Note the spectacular art nouveau tiling! Date: early 1910s

Background imageCure Collection: Vichy - Source Lucas spring at the spa

Vichy - Source Lucas spring at the spa
Vichy, France - Source Lucas spring water at the spa. Water Temperature recorded at 28 degrees. One of the many different sources in the Grande Palais des Sources at Vichy

Background imageCure Collection: Advert / Wind Pills / Page

Advert / Wind Pills / Page
Page Woodcocks Wind Pills: invaluable for the cure of indigestion, liver complaints and biliousness

Background imageCure Collection: Obesity Caure 1890S

Obesity Caure 1890S
Those who think and reason and use their common sense will take FIGUROIDS to cure their obesity. A hundred years later, the problem will still be with us

Background imageCure Collection: Neuro-Grey Medicine Ad

Neuro-Grey Medicine Ad
Neuro-Grey cure-all for headaches, loss of appetite and many other symptoms

Background imageCure Collection: Group therapy using hypnosis

Group therapy using hypnosis

Background imageCure Collection: Sinking of the Lusitania, poem by Baker and Cure

Sinking of the Lusitania, poem by Baker and Cure
RMS LUSITANIA: Rare pamphlet entitled Sinking of The Lusitania, a poem written by Lewis O. Baker and R. W. Cure, extending over three pages. Date: circa 1915

Background imageCure Collection: Invalids at the Grotto of the Apparition, Lourdes, France

Invalids at the Grotto of the Apparition, Lourdes, France Date: 1897

Background imageCure Collection: Caricature illustration of toothache cure, by Heath Robinson

Caricature illustration of toothache cure, by Heath Robinson. Showing prehistoric man with string tied to tooth and tree stump, firing bow and arrow from top of a cliff

Background imageCure Collection: William Babington Maxwell (1866-1938) novelist and playwright

William Babington Maxwell (1866-1938) novelist and playwright, studio portrait in pinstripe jacket and tie. Captioned, The Author of "The Rest Cure": Mr W B Maxwell (Son of Miss Braddon)

Background imageCure Collection: Advertisement, Dr Williams pink pills for pale people

Advertisement, Dr Williams pink pills for pale people. Afraid to face traffic. Nerves in a terrible state and anaemia made her as pale as death

Background imageCure Collection: Morocco - Chemist with his stall

Morocco - Chemist with his stall
A Native traditional practitioner of ritual medicine with a variety of dead animals, used to cure all manner of ills and ailments Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCure Collection: Great Plague of London of 1665

Great Plague of London of 1665
Blaize, an apothecary, tests medicines to try and cure the plague Date: 1665

Background imageCure Collection: Beppu, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1924, and is famous for its onsen (hot springs)

Beppu, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1924, and is famous for its onsen (hot springs), which are regarded as sacred

Background imageCure Collection: Apparatus that Assist the Remedies of Nature 1933

Apparatus that Assist the Remedies of Nature 1933
A cure for facial blemishes: The Siemens-Reinger apparatus, treatment by the means of X-rays anything from tiny warl to a widespread skin disease. Date: 1933

Background imageCure Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman in red swimsuit in the sea

Comic postcard, Large woman in red swimsuit in the sea - arthritis Date: 20th century

Background imageCure Collection: The Padre, adapted by Jose G Levy, first produced at the Lyceum Theatre, Strand, London

The Padre, adapted by Jose G Levy, first produced at the Lyceum Theatre, Strand, London, 22 May 1926, from Mon Cure Chez Les Riches by Andre de Lorde, Pierre Chaine and Clement Vautel

Background imageCure Collection: The Kurhaus - Wiesbaden, Germany

The Kurhaus - Wiesbaden, Germany
circa 1910s

Background imageCure Collection: Historical views of Germany

Historical views of Germany. Germans hunting wild boar on horseback with hounds 58, rafts of timber floating on the Rhine river 59, and the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen 60

Background imageCure Collection: Treated Like Garden Shrubs - The Water Cure

Treated Like Garden Shrubs - The Water Cure
This is the way we are treated, as if we were garden shrubs - The Water Cure. 1870

Background imageCure Collection: This is what we call the cold fillip - The Water Cure

This is what we call the cold fillip - The Water Cure
This is what we call the cold Fillip - The Water Cure. 1870

Background imageCure Collection: They have invented a Rain Bath - The Water Cure

They have invented a Rain Bath - The Water Cure
As if there were not cruelties enough, they have actually invented a rain bath - The Water Cure. 1870

Background imageCure Collection: The Wet Sheet Promenade - The Water Cure

The Wet Sheet Promenade - The Water Cure
The wet sheet promenade, waiting to be unwound - The Water Cure. 1870

Background imageCure Collection: The Ascending Douche - The Water Cure

The Ascending Douche - The Water Cure
The ascending douche - Now sir, do sit still - The Water Cure. 1870

Background imageCure Collection: Steam Box Bath - The Water Cure

Steam Box Bath - The Water Cure
The doctor says I shall enjoy the steam box bath - does it look like enjoyment? - The Water Cure. 1870

Background imageCure Collection: Jump Up, Its Six O Clock - The Water Cure

Jump Up, Its Six O Clock - The Water Cure
Now sir! Jump up, its six o clock, the sitz bath and the wet sheet are quite ready, and the doctor says you are to have the window open! - The Water Cure. 1870



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