1930s: 30 Ways to Die by Electrocution

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

    • Joby

      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.

    • Richard Mays

      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.

  1. Morgan

    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.”

  2. Mike G

    Ah… the days before the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Underwriter’s Laboratories!

  3. Jahful

    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.


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