In the past there certain things that were commonly done are actually dangerous, cruel and inhumane, indeed, if you look at modern common sense.
Let’s check out 13 cases of past “daily habits” buried as a black history of the era, only things that are impossible at the moment, but at that time it was quite obvious.
1. Toothache stop cocaine of marketing drug
Although it is cocaine used in the treatment of morphine poisoning in the 19th century, as soon as its analgesic effect is discovered, it is a “remedy for miracles” as a remedy for fatigue, toothache stoppage, prevention of hay fever, relieving other symptoms As it circulated on the market, it quickly penetrated.
2. Deliver the child by mail
In the beginning of the 20th century, in some countries law was permitted to send young children as parcel posts. If the weight of the child was within the regulations of ordinary parcels it was easy to “deliver” to the relative as a post.
3. Baby cage attached to the wall
In the U.S. and U.S. centers in the 1930s it was common sense to let the baby put in a cage of a steel fence so that the baby could breathe fresh air.
4. Refutable style style
In the 18th century, a strange style among the upper classes became popular. HNWIs with huge gardens paid wages and lived in the garden huts and hired people to live a life like a garden nome (garden dwarf). As a result, the hired escaped hired men are not allowed to cut their hair, shave their nails or cut their nails, and the druids (Druid priest of ancient Celtic society, also appearing as a magician in the legend) It seems that they asked for old-fashioned behavior like behavior.
5. Crazy medical measures
Among the medical practices that were established at the time, there are also horror themselves as a modern eye viewer. Mercury was used to treat syphilis in the 16th century, and cigarette enemas were popular as medical measures as a general resuscitation method in the 18th century. A famous orthopedic surgeon nineteenth century Luis Sayer advocated a method of hanging a patient to cure distortion of the spine and practiced as a therapy.
6. Radioactive toys
Until the early 1950s, radioactivity was not much harmful in the United States, it was thought of as a product of interesting science useful for living. There was also a small amount of polonium and uranium in the minilab kit, a popular toy for children at the time.
7. Human Zoo
People from Africa and the Asian region were displayed as “zodiac” like a zoo animal. From the 19th century to the 20th century when European and American countries had a tendency of colonialism, it can be said that the so-called white supremacy was pervaded naturally among the general public. The picture was taken in Belgium in 1958.
8. The shooting of a deceased person
Due to the development of photographic technology, it has become possible to hire photographers to celebrate photographs at events important for citizens as well. At the time the surviving family surrounded the deceased family and the last memorial picture was a common sight. The deceased was dressed in obedience and fell into the picture as positively as if he could “live” as much as possible. This picture is parents taking a commemorative photo with a daughter who passed away.
9. Human body collector
Many people will show refusal or discomfort against personally collecting parts of the human body. However, until a long ago, it was accepted by the general public that gentlemen of wealthy people had a hobby of collecting human body parts from the so-called “pathological anatomical” observation. There were also this creepy hobby enthusiast among the soldiers. The picture shows the American veteran of World War II posing in front of the Japanese soldier’s skull.
10. Medically prescribed pregnant women only cigarettes
Until the middle of the 20th century, health damage due to smoking was not well known, and even then it was accepted that sucking cigarettes was an elegant and healthy habit. The doctor is also promoting smoking for women and lactating mothers, and the tobacco industry positively launched advertisements that link mother statues and smoking habits.
11. Phlebotomy therapy
From the ancient Greek era to the 19 th century, it was thought that human beings and animals lose a certain amount of blood is healthful and leads to physical strengthening. Phlebotomy has been said to be effective for all diseases and chronic physical symptoms, and a blood vessel was incised with a dedicated knife. Normally, about 1 liter of blood was drawn by phlebotomy from the blood vessel of the part where the arm bends. In modern medicine, not only there is no medical basis showing the effectiveness of both phlebotomy, it is said that there is a danger that patients will be debilitated and subject to the danger of life by returning to blood loss.
12. Sightseeing tour of mental hospital
In the initial mental hospital, hospitalized patients did not receive appropriate treatment, they were trapped and not only subjected to severe treatment, they were even frequently used as subjects for inhumane human experiments. It was also common practice for external “visitors” to pay for hospital officials and visit psychiatric hospital in-hospital patients with guidance.
13.) Radioactive cosmetics
Radioactive products that have been on the market are not limited to toys. Radioactivity has been added to many everyday products for many years as a smart and chic item going ahead of the times. Of course, it goes without saying that it has also been used as a component of cosmetics. “Tho-Radia” develops products with various radioactive ingredients including perfume, skin cream, powder, and lipstick. I advertised a special “glow” by radiation.
It seems that the past was not good at all. Commemorative photographing with the deceased person can understand if thinking of the heart of the bereaved family, but the others are only customs that are hard to sympathize easily.
While wishing that such strange customs will not be routinized again … Maybe what we are currently customizing is also unusual in the eyes of the future human beings.