This image is archived at the British Library. Surgical procedures were a painful and dangerous affair prior to antibiotics and anesthesia. The medical illustration shows a surgeon removing hemorrhoids from a patient. Hemorrhoids are veins that become inflamed in the anus or rectum. They can be either internal or external. The surgeon had to have […]Read more "Medieval Surgery For Hemorrhoids (1200)"
Micheal Joseph Owens was responsible for developing machines that could produce glass bottles faster than by a person doing glassblowing . This photograph was taken in 1910 of one of Owens’ machines. Owens was a self-taught engineer and inventor who revolutionized the glass production industry. Glassblowers had a long and often tedious task of production. […]Read more "Micheal Joseph Owens’ Bottling Machine (1910)"