Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Not so long ago, in the times of the USSR, doctors used to apply various methods of treatment. Some of them seem to be rather bizarre today. People often preferred ethnoscience to modern medicine.

Well, this is the selection of Soviet photos from LIFE magazine of 1970.

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

This one looks especially scary.

via yumorno.ru

18 thoughts on “Soviet Medicine of 1970”

  1. And what is left today from this health system? You have money, you get treatment, you don’t have money, you go to church and pray for better health, noone else can help you.

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  2. Wel, what’s wrong about all those photos? A boy with a pile of mud on his stomach? Now we call it spa.
    The rest is just average medical technology of 60-80s. Nothing creepy.
    Except for the cage, but together with that artificial flower shop I don’t think it’s relevant.

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  3. I like the two pictures of the pregnant women and their anti-universe twins.

    I have seen the picture of the woman in a cage before, and if I recall correctly, the cage applied electric fields that were supposed to cure something to her.

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  4. @ Mke Talino-that isn’t a flower shop as much as it was therapy for individuals suffering from mental illness. I remember reading the article in LIFE when I was a teenager-and being fascinated by it-I just didn’t remember the year, 1970. Greetings. Gar

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  5. My friend was treated in Moscow clinic for stab wound in 2005. The Dr. stitched up his wound with upholstery thread. They had very poor supplies.

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