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    [–] Bloodletting - Sweden - 1922 jecinci 7 points ago in ColorizedHistory

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    [–] Bloodletting - Sweden - 1922 jecinci 365 points ago in ColorizedHistory

    "Bloodletting (or blood-letting) is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to prevent or cure illness and disease. Bloodletting was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluids were regarded as "humours" that had to remain in proper balance to maintain health. It is claimed to have been the most common medical practice performed by surgeons from antiquity until the late 19th century, a span of almost 2,000 years.[1] In Europe the practice continued to be relatively common until the end of the 18th century.[2] The practice has now been abandoned by modern style medicine for all except a few very specific conditions.[3] It is conceivable that historically, in the absence of other treatments for hypertension, bloodletting sometimes had a beneficial effect in temporarily reducing blood pressure by reducing blood volume.[4] However, since hypertension is very often asymptomatic and thus undiagnosable without modern methods, this effect was unintentional. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the historical use of bloodletting was harmful to patients." - wikipedia

    [–] King Edward VII - photographed in 1901 - King of the United Kingdom & the British Dominions and Emperor of India jecinci 242 points ago in ColorizedHistory

    "Edward VII
    (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910)
    King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.

    The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he was heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but despite public approval his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother." - wikipedia

    [–] Harriet Tubman - photographed in 1868 - American abolitionist, humanitarian, armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. jecinci 348 points ago in ColorizedHistory

    Harriet Tubman - 1868

    c. 1822[1] – March 10, 1913

    "American abolitionist, humanitarian, armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era was an active participant in the struggle for women's suffrage." wiki

    [–] New York City views - Plaza buildings from Central Park - February 12, 1933 jecinci 1 points ago in ColorizedHistory

    the only one i fount 2 yers ago when i colorized it :(. do you have a link for the bigger res?