People used to be seriously nuts the way they played
around with "cures", but then they'll say that about us in
25 years when they look at what we consider "current cutting edge
medicine". Hell, we say that NOW about what some of these damn
doctors do to us. Don't get me started.
When X-rays were discovered in 1895 by Willhelm Röntgen
there was much rejoicing. They thought this was just a hilarious parlor
trick. This French postcard shows an X-ray beach party, and novelty
items like this were popular back then. They had so much fun with this
new toy that they even had deep X-Ray "therapy" for skin and
bone cancers. Yikes.
What cracked me up about this postcard was the 'large'
gentleman on the left having a 'fat' skeleton. A "big boned"
joke I guess. . . .Ha ha ha! The apparently comely female with him (so
you know he's gotta have money.. . . my joke..ha ha!) has an
'attractive' skeleton while the lard-ass matron to her right with the
large um....huge chest has a large chest skeleton, as if boobs
are a product of bone. She's with a bean pole guy, who's got bean pole
bones - why, you could spend all night at this! Oh, my aching sides!
Ok, ok.... it's cute. The French think Jerry Lewis is
comedic genius, so this explains a lot, don't you think?