Magnetic Therapy in the 19th century
It is well known that magnetic therapy is not the invention of the 21th century. It was even mentioned in “The Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine” written around 2,000 B.C. in China. Now here you can see some interesting pictures from the 19th century. Ads that show how they used magnets, what they used them for and a slight insight in to the “fashion”.
Electromagnetic hairbrush (late 19th century) Claims are for successful treatment of baldness and dandruff as well as headaches.
Electromagnetic (actually magnetic) corsets, braces, insoles and appliances that are a “blessing for delicate women and a boon for weak or nervous men.”
Wilson’s “magneto-conservative” underwear. Note claims that the entire body can be enclosed and every form of disease is responsive . How comfortable might have that been?
“Wilsonia” magnetic corsets, “physicians recommend” .
If you would like to get some more information about magnets and magnetic therapy, you can find it HERE.
Source: A Historical Perspective of the Popular Use of Electric and Magnetic Therapy /Jeffrey R. Basford, MD, PhD/