Beauty contests were a way for people, places and businesses to celebrate events, highlight pop culture and promote various products or ideas. In the 1950s and 1960s, chiropractors around the United States found themselves with a PR problem. So they decided to utilize beauty contests as a way to legitimize their profession. Through these pageantsContinue reading “Miss Correct Posture: Pictures From a Chiropractor’s Beauty Contest in Chicago in 1956”
The world first learned about X-rays 120 years ago. Despite the danger, however, the judicious use of X-rays allowed great medical progress in diagnosis and treatment alike—not to mention numerous non-medical uses. Here are 15 vintage images of X-rays at work over the decades.
People calling themselves dentists appeared in the late 1700s, though the profession wouldn’t be licensed for about 100 years. Before dentistry was licensed, doctors addressed tooth health. And before there were doctors, things were pretty dicey. If you think going to the dentist today is scary, imagine a guy with a bloody apron approaching youContinue reading “31 Terrifying Photos Showing the Early Days of Dentistry”
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Are you lacking a massage in certain needed areas? Then the Vibra-Finger is for you! Whatever that means, but this 1950s massager was dentist-approved.