February 3, 2010

Patient in a hot head pillow


Were I a religious man, I would get down on my knees and thank my god every time I get sick that I don't live in the 1800s.

Albumen print
1861-1872
from NY Public Library

7 comments:

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Ms. Moon said...

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downtown guy said...

You might actually need one of these things. It keeps his head elevated to cool off, and the long bandages I think are kept damp from that cup up top. For those with hot heads.

downtown guy said...

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Steph(anie) said...

Amen, brother.

May said...

I thought it was to warm your head. Hmmm. I bet this was in a sanitarium. Sanitariums fascinate me.

downtown guy said...

No, it's because he has a hot head. I think it was in a Civil War hospital, which is even worse.