I love old things. I especially love unusual and unique old things. I seek out the odd (or perhaps the odd seeks me).
Vintage medical oddities are some of my favorites. From a young age, I wanted to grow up to be a doctor. When the college years hit, I realized I get far too attached to people and being a doctor wouldn’t have been the best choice for me. I eventually figured out that I would have been very well suited to being a forensic pathologist – solving the mystery of why people died – all in the name of science, and only to help those still alive avoid these unfortunate endings. Sometimes I regret not following that course of my life, but I am happy where I am now – a vintage seller of all things, with a fond preference for unique and unusual.
At an estate sale of a local small town doctor, I found several of these books in his collection – they are amazing! The television show “Pawn Stars” actually wanted me to bring this to their show!
I found this medical set at another estate sale. The mother of a new doctor bought it for her daughter as a gift. I was thrilled that it went to someone who would appreciate it!
At yet another estate sale, I found a box filled with medical prescriptions dated from 1896! Here are just a few of them.
I seek out vintage acupuncture, and I swear these guys just jump out at me when I am at flea markets, estate sales and auctions! “Take me home! Take me home!” – I can hear them calling!
Of course, no vintage medical collection is complete without a vintage skeleton model!
Vintage medical items are not only collectible, they also make awesome Mad Science or Halloween decor pieces! This set was uncovered at an estate sale. I thought the porcelain pan looked cool, but was really thrilled when I discovered what was inside of it!
And don’t even get me started on vintage dentistry! I’ll save that for another time!
Have you ever come across a vintage medical piece that intrigued you? Share in a comment below!