Oh, Those Germans! Insane Method of Transporting Deathly Ill Sailors in 1905
Sure, the idea of going back in the past has its temptations. Hobnobbing with a young Einstein. Enjoying the pleasures of Gay Paree. Killing off a certain Austrian street artist.
But getting sick in the past is not one of them. Witness this 1905 German Naval method of transporting sick or wounded sailors from one vessel to another or onto shore.
The mummy is laced up so that only the patient’s face is exposed.
Then, to complete the sheer horror of it, the mummy is attached to a tackle and sent up a steel chute above decks.