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Characters in the hit show “Downton Abbey ” have faced a variety of medical maladies, some of which were treated with pretty funky contraptions (like Bates’ limp corrector). In the U.S., medical devices weren’t regulated by the FDA until 1938, and even then, the government could not weed out all the frauds.
Read more from The Picture Show here. — rachel
Credit: Food and Drug Administration

npr:

Characters in the hit show “Downton Abbey ” have faced a variety of medical maladies, some of which were treated with pretty funky contraptions (like Bates’ limp corrector). In the U.S., medical devices weren’t regulated by the FDA until 1938, and even then, the government could not weed out all the frauds.

Read more from The Picture Show here. — rachel

Credit: Food and Drug Administration

09/22/12 at 7:22pm
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