Our academic friend, Bryan Sentes, who teaches at Dawson College in Montreal, sent us this interesting medical item from 1895:
Gynecological Gymnastics from Outer Space (1895). A set
of uncanny images from a 19th-century gynecological text-book, eye-catching
today less for the gynecologal technique they depict but more the bizarre
similarity between the rakishly thin figures employed in demonstrating the
exercises and the figure of the so-called “Grey Alien” – thin body, huge head,
large eyes – which wouldn’t hit popular consciousness for another 65 years.
More images here: http://bit.ly/1OuCXYY
N.B. Make sure to check out the link (above).