With all the advances made in medicine over the last 50 or 60 years, it's easy to forget that life wasn't so rosy for those with health problems a couple of generations ago. Certain treatments were worse than the ailments they were meant to treat! These 15 photos give us a glimpse of a bygone era. Be happy you were born in this age!
1. A nurse is hiding under this strange bucket with floppy ears. This suit from 1918 was designed to protect from X-rays.
10. This weird looking contraption is an iron lung from the year 1950. Given that polio affected respiratory muscles, these machines were the only things keeping these kids alive. In some cases they were kept in the device for years.