medical oddities

Kiss the Corpse and Then You Die

Kiss the Corpse and Then You Die The custom of kissing the corpse often led to death from infectious disease.

Painting in the Dark with Raphael

Painting in the Dark with Raphael Painting in the dark was only part of the artistic talents of Mr. Abel Taylor, psychic artist, who worked under the influence of the painter Raphael.

Supplying Dead Ringers

Supplying Dead Ringers Wax effigies, fake or substitute corpses used by criminals.

A Color Doctor

A Color Doctor Dr. William Hotchkiss of St. Louis believed that different colors could heal illnesses. He was known as The Color Doctor.

Miss Neas’s Bones of Contention

Miss Neas’s Bones of Contention Doctors and other witnesses reported seeing hundreds of bones working their way through Sarah Neas’s skin

The Little Man with the Soiled Handkerchief

The Little Man with the Soiled Handkerchief A little man haunts a sick woman, taunting her with his soiled handkerchief.

The Ice Viking or Entombed in an Iceberg for Centuries

The Ice Viking or Entombed in an Iceberg for Centuries Drifting for ten centuries through the uncharted seas north of the Arctic Circle, traversing heaven knows how many thousand miles of snow and silence, perhaps pushed by the ever-grinding ice floes of the North Pole itself, the body of a Viking king a thousand years old has been returned at last to civilization.

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