Historically, medical devices could be scary and unorthodox. Surprisingly, some people still thought them helpful until the FDA started preapproving devices in the 1970s. There are a handful of museums in the U.S. that display some of these earliest medical devices and quackery devices. Be warned: The experience can be spooky. You might wonder how the devices ever worked.
Here are five medical history museums to check out in some of the top U.S. medtech hubs.