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Calliano Belt for the Prevention of Seasickness

Adolf Hohenstein, German (active Italy), 1854 - 1928


Color lithograph (poster)

Image: 37 11/16 x 25 7/8 inches (95.7 x 65.7 cm) Sheet: 38 3/8 x 26 11/16 inches (97.5 x 67.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The William H. Helfand Collection, 1981

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The extensive claims made for electric belts were widely believed in an era when double- blind studies for effectiveness were nonexistent. Cures promised for both men and women included relief of impotency, weakness, exhaustion, blood, skin, venereal, and nervous diseases, melancholia, and even seasickness.