Monday, August 29, 2005


i love to shop. not for shoes and purses, but for things like this:

formaldehyde generator

these were used in sickrooms to combat scarlet fever, whooping cough, malaria, yellow fever. they emitted formaldehyde gas.


Jeff said...

That is really cool! I never knew formaldehyde was ever used this way.

Anonymous said...

I find old medical devices spooky, I'm not sure why. Have you ever seen the old Crookes tubes and fluoroscopes? If you look up "X-ray martyrs" on the internet, that's a sad story!

anne frasier said...

jason, i looked that up. very interesting. thanks! i remember when shoe stores had x-ray machines. i never saw one -- because they were only at the really expensive stores -- but i remember kids talking about how much fun they were! also reminded me of reading a biography of madame curie. wow.