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Quirky curiosities: medical instruments from our past

July 18, 2016

CBC News | July 16, 2016

It’s hard to find. A lit­tle room beneath a build­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. But when you enter, you’re step­ping back into his­to­ry. This is where you’ll find a col­lec­tion of curi­ous med­ical and psy­cho­log­i­cal devices. Some pre-date Con­fed­er­a­tion. Some look down­right scary. All of them pro­vide us with a glimpse of how doc­tors treat­ed their patients for a wide vari­ety of ail­ments. Read more.