1930s: 30 Ways to Die by Electrocution Amanda October 25, 2012 1930-1939, Books & ephemera, Science & technology 11 CommentsFavourited 1005 times Add to favourites From Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern (Electrical Protection in 132 Pictures) by Viennese physician Stefan Jellinek (1878-1968). The Electro-Pathological Museum was founded by Dr. Stefan Jellinek in 1936. 11 Responses Robert October 25, 2012 I know it shouldn’t be, but the baby in the bed looks funny. Reply Susan A October 25, 2012 Did they have blow dryers like that in the 30s? Reply Martyn V. Halm October 25, 2012 The boy peeing on the high voltage wire is funny. And who cares if a dog gets fried when he pees against a high voltage pole? Reply Clive October 26, 2012 Superb! The baby one is hilarious! Reply Joby October 28, 2012 The dog’s owner? People who have kids that play near a lethal electrical hazard? In all seriousness though, I’m super-glad we have grounded electrical stuff now. Reply Richard Mays October 30, 2012 This happened to a boy my dad knew. They were shooting rats at a coal mine and took a bathroom break. One says to the other, “Bet you can’t hit that wire”. The wire was a high voltage line and the other boy was, unfortunately, able to hit it. Reply Morgan October 26, 2012 Electropathological is right! Why are these so sickly hilarious? “Honey, I’m going to vacuum now. If I don’t make it out of the living room alive, tell the kids I love them. That is, if they haven’t died their own horrible deaths.” Reply edie ishii November 30, 2012 I love the way you think Reply Mike G October 26, 2012 Ah… the days before the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Underwriter’s Laboratories! Reply Jahful October 28, 2012 Great series! I had no idea that lamps were so damn dangerous back in the day! Like merely touching a lamp was a death sentence. Not good to place two side-by-side next to an invalid’s bed. Reply Aristocrat October 30, 2012 What life would be like if Paul Ryan had his way. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.