Advert for Harness Electropathic Corset Belts 1886
'Heath restored by means of mild continuous currents of electricity (without shock) generated by wearing'. Thousands have been successfully treated for nervous exhaustion, brain-fag, melancholia, rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, gout, kidney complaints, epilepsy, paralysis, sleeplessness, indigestion, constipation, female complaints, general and local debility, hysteria, functional disorders.
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Advert for Dr. Scotts electric plasters 1889
'They who suffer ache and pain, need suffer never more again'. With the new invention Dr. Scotts electric plaster. Claiming to cure many illnesses. Combines electromagnetism with all the best qualities of standard porous and other plasters.
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Brazil - Sao Paulo - Serpentarium of the Instituto Butantan
Brazil - Sao Paulo - Serpentarium of the Instituto Butantan, a Brazilian biomedical research centre affiliated to the Sao Paulo State Secretary of Health. It is located near the campus of the University of Sao Paulo. The snake venom was milked to aid the development of serums and anti-venoms. Today, the institute contains a venom farm where researchers milk around a thousand snakes for their venom which is used to make antivenoms and for medical research. Date: circa 1920s
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