New drug found in common soil (1948)

In a bit of common soil taken from a Venezuelan field, Yale scientists have found a new and spectacularly successful weapon for the battle of man vs. microbes: Chloromycetin.
Actress on Theater magazine - 1918 (2)

How to find your ideal weight (1920)

If you suspect that you are too fat or too thin, there are several simple rules that you can follow to find out your ideal weight... according to society in 1920.
How easy and relaxing spinal anesthesia would make the patient in 1902

The new spinal anesthesia: Put cocaine in the spine (1902)

A remarkable operation for producing spinal anesthesia, daring in its conception and brilliant in its results, was performed - injecting into the spine a solution of cocaine, so within a few minutes the sense of pain is entirely obliterated.
Victorian drug problem - 1900

A Victorian addiction: The cocaine monster (1898)

We seem to be rapidly becoming a nation of cocaine fiends. If the number of those addicted to the use of the dreadful drug continues to increase at the present rate, the importation of a blessed alleviator of pain will have to be classed with opium and its use prohibited by law, except for medicinal purposes.

No more rabies (1885)

No more hydrophobia! No more mad dogs! Dr Louis Pasteur’s experiments have resulted in a most brilliant success at perhaps the most important sitting held by the academy of sciences.