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  1. MrBaliHai says: June 2, 20072:05 pm

    The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices in St. Paul, Minnesota has a rather large collection of these devices, including the very disturbingly named, Recto Rooter.

  2. Charlie says: June 2, 20074:53 pm

    That’s right, I forgot they had those there. I used to live right across the river from the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices when it was still at St. Anthony Main. That was a great museum.

  3. MrBaliHai says: June 2, 20077:58 pm

    Y’know, I still can’t figure out what happened to St. Anthony’s. It used to be a fantastic place. Now it’s just sad and deserted.

    Fortunately, the museum’s collection is still intact. They just moved it into the St. Paul Science Museum.

  4. Kryten007 says: June 2, 20078:23 pm

    Wow, no comments relating this device to the prison story on the cover?!? I’m not sure if I’m proud or disappointed…

  5. Blurgle says: June 3, 20075:59 am

    That cover is hilarious.

    Not only is the “lust-crazed convict” wearing a suit, but the “warden’s wife” is both anatomically implausible and not quite dressed in the way one would expect a “warden’s wife” to dress at the time. For one thing, she doesn’t appear to be wearing a bra, and for another her breast seems to be growing out of the middle of her chest.

  6. Blurgle says: June 3, 20075:59 am

    Also, “welcome relief”?

  7. Jim says: March 10, 20088:20 am

    thanks for posting this, I happened to find one of these in a garage I was cleaning out last night, and I had to google it.

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