From the depths of demented Victorian gynaecology, I bring you Lawson's Vaginal Washer, designed to clean the inside of the vagina by by squirting in perforated water and *shudders* rotating the scrapers.
What is a wandering womb? And why could having the menopause get you tried as a witch?
From leeches to mercury pills and surgery without anaesthetic - Elinor Cleghorn tells us about the impact of gender bias on diagnoses and treatments given to women
On this episode of
am talking about the history of medicine, misogyny, and misdiagnosis with the marvellous
. As long as your womb doesn’t wander off, you can tune in wherever you get your podcasts!
Sneak peek below.
I’m spending my morning with Deborah Sims from the
. This is my favourite item from her collection - a giant rubber dildo that a mudlarker found and sent to her (complete with letter)
TIL in 1926, Herr Bauer invented and successfully demonstrated this “masturbation machine.”
1. Two sewing spools
2. A bicycle rim
3. 3 pairs of used women’s shoes
4. One chain gear
5. Two leather ties
It’s also works your abs, so win/win