Machine to Cure Headaches

Image from modernmechanix.com. Text from the Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 10, 1939:

A Machine to Cure Headaches
Sufferers from chronic headaches may be interested in the contrivance pictured herewith. The inventor calls it a mechanical chiropractor and he says that through its use it is possible to find relief from headaches, poor circulation and indigestion.
The machine is somewhat complicated but it is said to put a patient through a course of exercises as vigorous as those employed by a skilled chiropractor. It is said to also correct curvature of the spine, weakness and many other ailments in the treatment of which the average chiropractor specializes.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 23, 2009
     Category: Inventions | Medicine





Comments
Couldn't have been Klaw. She's not dressed in black. 😉
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/23/09 at 11:32 AM
Not being a great student of medieval history I can't say, definitively, that this looks like a "rack" but it strikes me that way. Or maybe I just saw it being used in some porn flick.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/23/09 at 12:13 PM
the rack- it's not just for torture anymore!
a kinder gentler rack.

a press conference before 1/20/09-
reporter 'mr. president do we use torture at gitmo?'
prez. bush 'no of course not. why we even give them poor fellas chiropracticle treatments on a brand spankin' new machine. what could be more humane then that?'

okay kidding aside, i actually read somewhere(can't remember where 🙄 sorry) that way back doctors used to masterbate women to eleviate what they called 'hysteria'. it was actually used as a treatment for high strung women, and i think for repeated severe headaches as well.(that's what brought it to mind) it would be great if there was a place guys could go to learn how to do that well, but medical school would be a little expensive for it. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/23/09 at 12:15 PM
It's true, patty, and here in Canada, it's free (but there is a waiting list).
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 02/23/09 at 12:19 PM
@Sam - You should be careful when and where you choose to use a great phrase like that. Way back when I was in high school, I worked at one of those pretzel shops in the Mall like Auntie Anne's. And this guy came along and placed his order, ending it with "Would that be copacetic?" I knew the word but I had never actually heard anyone use it, so I stood there staring at him like a loon and burned his order. So keep that in mind. Walking around and saying "the contrivance pictured herewith" could result in burned pretzels.
Posted by Nethie on 02/24/09 at 12:23 AM
Looking at it better this time I noticed her legs are raised up kind of like a gyno chair. Wow! Fetishism in the name of science. I'm completely convinced that is where podiatry started (no offense to any of my WU friends who are podiatrists, just an opinion 😊 )
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/24/09 at 01:21 AM
downcrisis, i work with a guy with a foot fetish! he says in the summer girls with pretty feet in sandals is as good as if they walked around bare breasted to him. i found that remark just a little creepy. but then if he was sexy (he not to me anyway) i'd probably think it was cool. :coolsmile: gynocology started as a voyeur's dodge as well then? :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/24/09 at 06:49 AM
I think so Patty. But like podiatry, you have to take the good with the bad!
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/24/09 at 08:38 AM
in gynocolgy i'd think the bad, if it was really bad, could put you off even the good permanetly. kind of a big risk to take. a bad day could leave you feeling like you work in a fish market! yuck! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/24/09 at 07:21 PM
Yeah, but bad feet is much worse. Diseases that attack the circulatory system destroy feet because they are the furthest away and least seen (socks and shoes). I know all about the horrors. I don't want that happening to me (and I run the risk of it).
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/25/09 at 12:19 AM
are you a diabetic downcrisis? i am so i know what you are talking about. i have seen and helped care for stage 4 sores and gangrene on feet and other places as well. horror is the right word. :shut:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/09 at 12:56 AM
Yep, I am. So I guess that means we're going to be using sugar free chocolate and peanut butter. 😉
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/25/09 at 08:46 AM
i'll give you all the sugar you need baby and it won't affect your blood sugar at all. just your breathing and heart rate and ability to think straight... 😜
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/09 at 04:05 PM
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.