Thursday, May 02, 2013

vintage cringe-inducing medical breakthrough department

Source: the Telegram, March 22, 1922.
The same day that the Toronto Star heralded the work of Frederick Banting, Charles Best, J.B. Collip, J.J.R. Macleod and their associates for giving those afflicted with diabetes a "message of hope," this disgusting "medical breakthrough" appeared in the Telegram. I believe the same technology has been employed in fiction to cure vampirism. I also don't doubt that stories like this warmed the hearts of casually racist readers, or those who might have believed such a quack invention would truly improve humanity.

1 comment:

Bert said...

Based on the last sentence, I'm guessing this was run tongue in cheek.