A Dozen Hideous Devices From The Dawn Of Modern Medicine

…this device was intended as a treatment for "nocturnal incontinence" and to prevent masturbation. It was designed to deter nighttime emissions by causing enough pain to waken the sleeper if an erection threatened…

This and eleven other nightmares at this New Scientist feature. a159313_(0002)_optimised

4 thoughts on “A Dozen Hideous Devices From The Dawn Of Modern Medicine”

  1. The dissected stomach looks like a lady’s fan from some Clive Barker dimension. And the anti-masturbation devices are surely a must for fall-asleep-drunk-at-the-party penalties. Thanks for this, Warren. No sleep tonight, again.

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