12 Great Reasons To Be Scared Of Your Phrenologist

12 Great Reasons To Be Scared Of Your Phrenologist

See, back in the day, after the doctors finished lobotomising you with a stick and applying the leeches, they’d jam one of these on your noggin to see which of your humours was out of balance… or some such quackery. Our friends at Oobject.com have some more examples of stuff you don’t want on your head.

19th century phrenology helmet

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Strangley simple and baroque all at the same time

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To keep your head still

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Home Phrenology Device
Crap science, but nonetheless superior to most installation art.

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Mind-reading pinball helmet

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Robot Phrenologist
Reads your head bumps and prints out your character. I guess 99 per cent of the time it says gullible.

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Stereotactic Head Frame
For MRI scans

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The Gill-Thomas-Cosman Relocatable Stereotactic Frame
Another device to keep your head still

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The Gnathograph
A teeth measurement device worthy of a Terry Gilliam movie.

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The Max Factor Beauty Micrometer
A ridiculous device that combines the dubious claims of cosmetics with the outright quackery of phrenology.

Need more for your medical equipment fix? Try some medical mannequins, a brief history of the dentist chair, or some open air operating theatres.