Eye Care Has Come A Long Way Since The 1800’s, Baby


[Photo by Dr. Stanley B. Burns]

No, that’s not a Butthole Surfers album cover, it’s a man from the year 1908 with an abscess so large it has shifted his eye downward. Back before antibiotics, a simple head cold could easily escalate to this gruesome pathology. From CBS News’ Mutter-esque slideshow Eye Care In The 1800s: 14 Shocking Photos. Let the viewer be weird.

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