Friday, February 5, 2010

Violet Ray for Migraines??




A friend of mine loves to collect vintage medical things, and he recently bought this violet ray machine.

"The device we are most often asked about is the Violet Ray Generator, sometimes called an "ultra violet device." Tens of thousands of these devices were sold for home use between about 1915 and 1950 under brand names such as Masters, Elco and Renulife. Literature accompanying the devices claimed to cure just about everything including heart disease, paralysis, wry neck and writers cramp!"

I thought it was interesting that headaches were listed in the manual, but not migraines.

Read more about violet rays here:

http://www.museumofquackery.com/devices/uv.htm

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