Solar Bath Apparatus Helps Cure Diseases of the Head (Jan, 1933)

Solar Bath Apparatus Helps Cure Diseases of the Head
NO, THE peculiar looking device in the photo at left is not a camera, nor even a telescope, although partially resembling both. It is a new solar bath apparatus for the head and has made a great hit with the medical fraternity of Germany. The main purpose of the device is to cure sicknesses of the head, like catarrh of the nose and throat or of the ears. It reposes on a stationary upright and has an opening in under side for a patient’s head. Affected person sits in a chair while taking treatments. An ultra-violet ray machine within throws artificial sunlight upon all parts of the head. Eventually, when fully tested and improved, it is expected to cure many of the illnesses of the head.

6 comments
  1. andrew fortune says: July 31, 20083:53 am

    …and cause cataracts?

  2. rsterling78 says: July 31, 20084:56 am

    “The peculiar looking device in the photo at left is not a camera, nor even a telescope, although partially resembling both.”

    It looks nothing like a camera or a telescope.

  3. Neil Russell says: August 2, 200811:19 am

    I guess going outside would be out of the question. It says it is expected to cure many of the illnesses of the head, for instance believing in heliotherapy?

    It ought to have a brand name like the Melanomatic or something

  4. Adrian says: August 5, 20084:21 am

    No, it’s perfectly safe. They haven’t got around to fitting a mains plug yet. Although I see the supplied handcuffs are in use.

  5. Wade George says: August 6, 200810:05 pm

    Man those Germans are weird!

  6. JM says: August 7, 20088:04 am

    To me it looks like an individual gas camera :S… but maybe it was a clever killing device… it let you think you’re cured, but what you don’t know is that you’re going to die cuz the melanoma hidding with your hair…

    Neil, that name “Melanomatic” just fits great :)

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