Doctor Reacts to Cringey 1950's Health Films

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Doctor Mike

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Do you remember growing up when you’d have to watch these really uncomfortable health films in school? Me too. I wanted to take a look back and see just how accurate those films were and whether they were teaching us anything remotely useful. Turns out… sometimes? Today I watch films about the menstrual cycle and puberty, soap and water from the US Military, and an actual introductory film to the life of a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) which is what I am! Needless to say, the antics of Stubby and Mr. Do Right won’t be soon forgotten.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Acum 46 minute
I feel like in 50 years doctors are going to watch medical stuff and be like hahahaha wrong
Legionaer 112
Legionaer 112 Acum 3 ore
In the 1950´s Human body worked differnt than today.
Nightwing Josh
Nightwing Josh Acum 3 ore
i think some people back then considered oatmeal or cream of wheat as hot cereal
Corey
Corey Acum 4 ore
So the whole "dress up during your period" discussion came up with my mom when I was younger. Mind you I'm a guy but I grew up with a mom and 2 sisters. Not only was I buying products for them from a young age, I was having to often ride my bike a couple miles to the store to do it. It was never an issue for me since it was normal from a young age. All that growing up with girls helped me alot when recently my daughter reached the point in her life and I had a talk with her about coming to me when she needed anything. She had a good laugh at the story of dad riding his bike to buy this stuff for her aunts. ANYWAYS, the whole dress up part. The way my mom explained it was that it was more of a mental health type deal, not a sexist thing. She said it's not uncommon to feel unclean and so on and by putting on a nice outfit you feel better and more motivated to be in a good mood and feel good about yourself. She would take my sisters out to get their nails or hair done when she could afford it and so on. Maybe for some it was a sexist thing but maybe it wasn't for all. I won't pretend to have all the answers, just that my mom, a life long nurse btw, had a "screw what people think of you, what you think of you is what matters" attitude.
Ana Pousa
Ana Pousa Acum 4 ore
Look your prettiest sounds a bit odd, but my aunts all told me they grew being told washing while on your period was bad and would make them sick. They grew up in the late 50s and 60s. Granted, not in the US, but roughly at about the same timeframe of these videos.
Dave G.-D.
Dave G.-D. Acum 5 ore
7K for medical school in USA (1940-1950) is (132K (1940)- 76K 1950)) Still not cheap tough it doubled inflation adjusted.
Nico Calhoun
Nico Calhoun Acum 6 ore
The kid could have just over eating an have diarrhea
2189BSR
2189BSR Acum 7 ore
Had he reacted to anti-drug PSAs yet? That could be fun.
Nina Noodles
Nina Noodles Acum 11 ore
Where is the video clip about the iron lungs? Clickbait!!! 😋
The Library
The Library Acum 14 ore
I think a lot of the younger generations should be thankful to be born in a time of such good medical practice. Imagine having to deal with an ailment as if we were stuck in the ‘50s.
Ronak Singha
Ronak Singha Acum 14 ore
Well 7000 dollars is around 63000 usd now, taking inflation in account. So ig it was expensive back then, or is it not?
C
C Acum 15 ore
Instead of "The Curse," we called it our "Moses Moment" referencing the turning of water to blood. My friend uses "Shark Week" also referencing blood in the water
Misty Lee
Misty Lee Acum 16 ore
Ok, I’m not that old and I remember it being called “the curse”. Also, all the people that said it wasn’t a curse were wrong.
Magic Music
Magic Music Acum 18 ore
When he mentioned PCOS, my face light up like yesss someone recognizes meee
ethreldur
ethreldur Acum 18 ore
Wow, that menstruation video is actually incredibly good information for something coming out of the fifties. They speak frankly and mostly accurately. You'd have a hard time finding that good of info in a modern sex ed class, especially in certain parts of the country. Well, until they tell girls to dress up for their periods. Fifties gonna fifties.
Selena Yates
Selena Yates Acum 19 ore
I can’t listen to audiobooks. They talk to slow for me. I can read faster. If I have the time, I can read a 300 page book in three hours.
Sammy & Zack
Sammy & Zack Acum 22 ore
My friend literally just calls her periods satans waterfall
Nicole Gonzalez
Nicole Gonzalez Acum 23 ore
Best part you can't wash a guy there washing him against his will LOL
Peanut butter
Peanut butter Acum 23 ore
Well $5000 in 1950 would be $55000 in 2021, inflation you know 😕
Jason Truong
Jason Truong Acum 23 ore
When the they told how much the price of college was for doctors back in the day was 7000, we must realize that our money value has gone down due to inflation. 7000 in the 40s equates to around 130k today. So while it isn't as much as 250k it shows how times have changed the cost of education and living.
Sjoerd van de Weg
Sjoerd van de Weg Acum o Zi
I think you forgot to adjust for inflation on the osteopathic medicine infomercial. With some quick searching and calculating, that $6,000 cost is more like $50,000 - $150,000 today (HIGHLY depending on date). Granted, it's still a lot cheaper than the half a million you're talking about, but it does significantly close the gap.
Steven J
Steven J Acum o Zi
More film less none-funny commentary
Mike Marotta
Mike Marotta Acum o Zi
Yes, the Army still needs the PSA to clean themselves...
Mr X The Player
Mr X The Player Acum o Zi
Yes doc opening the window for the carbon in the room would have been bad but yeah open the window back in the old days same as the old coal mine in the usa that has been burning over 50 years and they had to have the windows open for the build up in case of the risk of the carbon monoxide
Rafi Muhammad Zakaria
Rafi Muhammad Zakaria Acum o Zi
"Be your attractive selves" why is that offensive? Can someone explain? Am I missing something here?
julie Wallis
julie Wallis Acum o Zi
Menst wuw wation ?!?
Fairies and Lillies
Fairies and Lillies Acum o Zi
This is non-con!!!
Fairies and Lillies
Fairies and Lillies Acum o Zi
No, dogs dont talk
Austin Confer
Austin Confer Acum o Zi
Economic inflation makes it roughly 100,000 today
Jared-91
Jared-91 Acum o Zi
My grandfather (Major US Army) told me a story about a soldier under his command who wouldn't shower, or change his socks. His flesh became infected and part of his socks. Well after some various treatments and a stern talking to, my grandfather made sure he took his showers.
Paula mcdowell
Paula mcdowell Acum o Zi
Dr mike....some of the things you say make you sound so ignorant.....
Jrezky
Jrezky Acum o Zi
You kept a window open in a heated room because heaters at that time I believe put out CO or CO2 or something and you could suffocate. I'm sure that's not 100% accurate but I CBA to look it up it's just something I heard a long time ago.
SERN
SERN Acum o Zi
My immune system gets screwed over by my period every time. It's the only time I ever get sick. 😩
Sugatha
Sugatha Acum 2 Zile
Where i live period is still a "curse" like u r considered "impure".. u cant enter religious places, u shouldn't enter the kitchen, touch plants or food that everyone r gonna eat.. apparently it will get rotten ...yep we still have a loooooong way to go
Hadaji
Hadaji Acum 2 Zile
👍
April McPherson-VanRaalte
April McPherson-VanRaalte Acum 2 Zile
I vote for Mr. Bear Edit: Times have not changed entirely. My mother called it a curse and taught me many of the things that were taught in the 1951 video. It wasn't openly talked about either any questions I was referred to my dad's sisters.
Jessica Mikes
Jessica Mikes Acum 2 Zile
Anyone that gets painful periods still feel like menstruation is a curse.
DeusKDuo
DeusKDuo Acum 2 Zile
screw you audible i now have 249 books i think i am addicted.
Broke Ness
Broke Ness Acum 2 Zile
the 7000 back then was worth about 135k not luck how much it’s worth now
Siddharth Bose
Siddharth Bose Acum 2 Zile
That’s a soldering iron in stubby’s hand
Bonnie Maynard
Bonnie Maynard Acum 2 Zile
i have pcos :'( and thyroid issues I started when I was 9 and apparently starting early is a sign of it according to my obgyn so if u have kids watch for that and keep an eye on it
Beanie Guitar Guy
Beanie Guitar Guy Acum 2 Zile
I’m surprised nothing popped up about how “blacks have higher pain tolerance” or some other race-related medical BS.
Kinnor Djhs
Kinnor Djhs Acum 2 Zile
Little late but the fire that stubby had for the model plane was likely to either melt plastic or metal for a type of wed/bond or it was to heat the wood so he could push another peace into it so that as it cools it “seals” the wood togather
Valdagast
Valdagast Acum 3 Zile
Plot twist: The boys were actually feeling tired because they had been sniffing glue all day.
reverendsquirrel
reverendsquirrel Acum 3 Zile
I absolutely love old PSAs from the 70s and earlier. It's fun to see how things have changed.
Side Quest: YEET
Side Quest: YEET Acum 3 Zile
Don't ask, don't tell, show
Marcus
Marcus Acum 4 Zile
3:37 if I even attempted to eat like that I would have had the plate away from me and flung into the kitchen. and told to eat where no one can see me. You will eat properly or not at all
Is for me?!
Is for me?! Acum 4 Zile
Where is the Iron lung from the thumb?
Abby Dioguardi
Abby Dioguardi Acum 4 Zile
Periods are a curse. Especially for those of us that have awful cramps, heavy flows and back pain.
C.Meiying
C.Meiying Acum 4 Zile
I'm not surprised why grandma and grandpa always say that using smart phone cause every illness in the world. They lived through with these logic.
jfwalken
jfwalken Acum 4 Zile
The ironic thing about the inflation of school tuition. Over 80 percent goes to administrative costs. Not getting new teachers, not getting books, not increasing departments, just pencil pushers for regulatory bodies. Teacher union demands more job protection. Government says okay but you need to prove you're following x y z standard. Tuition goes up to hire staffers to document standard. Teachers in unions teach students it's capitalisms fault, not realizing it was their own union. Student protest for 100% tax paid schools not realizing the countries with those systems have stricter admission standards, (like retest limits on SAT/ACT) and if you don't qualify the college costs double than the states.
28 stabwounds
28 stabwounds Acum 4 Zile
Girl: mom! Im bleeding from my wanda and my abdomen hurts realy bad! Mom: oh thats great sweety now hand mama a ciggaret
Knubbi Mami
Knubbi Mami Acum 4 Zile
A very dark chapter in the history of infant care is the denial of pain sensation in newborns and young babies. Babies were operated on without anesthesia until the 1980s because it was believed that they could not feel any pain. This topic has been largely hushed up to this day. There has never been a public discussion about it, and to the best of my knowledge, no consideration has ever been given to compensating the victims
Erin Samways
Erin Samways Acum 4 Zile
“Take a tip from Mr Doride. DON’T GET OVERTIRED” This aggressive marketing of health is brought to you by the 1950s
Mat Schildt
Mat Schildt Acum 4 Zile
I’m watching this at work-I’m a paramedic-and the number of CO poisonings I run on yearly is simply too high
Ba Mi
Ba Mi Acum 5 Zile
To be honest menstruation IS a curse though XD ^^'
Inez De Kleine
Inez De Kleine Acum 5 Zile
Suddenly, my mother dismissing my IBS symptoms with "maybe you ate too quickly" makes sense. She is a fifties child.
Jessie Sykes
Jessie Sykes Acum 5 Zile
Inflation makes $6,000 in the 50's is equivalent to ~$70,000 today
Raul Hernandez
Raul Hernandez Acum 5 Zile
At 3:19 WTF is that on the back wallpaper moving up the wall .
Shawn See
Shawn See Acum 5 Zile
It's not unheard of in the military that a guy not shower for long periods of time. They'll get a medic to supervise a shower. Back in the day, we'd throw him in the shower and wash him with brushes on sticks.
SmartK8
SmartK8 Acum 5 Zile
1950's: "Be your most attractive self" 2020's: "Wow! What a sexist time" 2090's: "What drugs they were on at 2020's?"
Riff Dagg
Riff Dagg Acum 5 Zile
I really enjoy watching Dr Mike react to these old videos, he looks like a student paying attention in class
Sloppy Waldo
Sloppy Waldo Acum 5 Zile
7000 then is probably 150000 now
Nancy O'Malley
Nancy O'Malley Acum 5 Zile
Sad fact: Weird Al Yankovic's parents died from carbon monoxide poisoning
Lunarian Noises
Lunarian Noises Acum 5 Zile
“Wow 5 or 6 times a day, how technology has changed” I’m bro on my first day to first three days, I’m living in the sixties apparently lmao.
Ege Yalın
Ege Yalın Acum 6 Zile
The belief that drinking coke in the morning and on an empty stomatch causes stomachache is still common where I live. I wonder if there were similar ads over here as well before.
Sara Capalbo
Sara Capalbo Acum 6 Zile
I figured the kids were high on model glue, but the psa misattributed it to having the heat on with closed windows
B NOX
B NOX Acum 6 Zile
$7,000 in the s40 is $130,000 as of 2021
Gerard
Gerard Acum 6 Zile
Second one low-key reminds me of a p*rno
danwindows7
danwindows7 Acum 6 Zile
According to Google Materia Medica is the body of remedial substances used in the practice of medicine. It would be an umbrella term that includes pharmacology, and other drug research.
Starteller
Starteller Acum 7 Zile
Guys, don't trust something that can bleed for 5 days and doesn't die. 🧛‍♀️
Arlene Palomba
Arlene Palomba Acum 7 Zile
I thought they were getting sick from the glue
Rebecca Wright
Rebecca Wright Acum 7 Zile
Don’t just make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working, make sure your heat system is too. An improperly working heat system can also cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
Frank Allen
Frank Allen Acum 8 Zile
When you skin a model plane when I was a kid you used a punk to seal the skin on the wings
Frank Allen
Frank Allen Acum 8 Zile
A house in San Francisco in the early 50s was 18,000 so 7 grand for school was high
Izuku’s Boyfriend
Izuku’s Boyfriend Acum 8 Zile
5:57 SO THATS LIKE WHY I HAVE MY PERIOD EVERY 3 MONTHS AND WHY IT ONLY LASTS LIKE 2-4 DAYS?-
Savanah Desrocher
Savanah Desrocher Acum 8 Zile
We haven't really grown very much as a society in relation to women.
Markus
Markus Acum 8 Zile
Walking DOCTOR bear you wanted to say
Benita Hiestermann
Benita Hiestermann Acum 8 Zile
Lol these old medical films were super cringey 🤣🤣🤣
Melodi
Melodi Acum 8 Zile
6:41 the curse of Eve (as in Adam and Eve) My mom once asked me if the curse of Eve was upon me
Melodi
Melodi Acum 8 Zile
Don't get overtired Ah, yes, why didn't i think of that before
BG.Dino
BG.Dino Acum 9 Zile
8:28 7000 dollars then is about 77000 dollars now, still cheap tho
Mark Alexander
Mark Alexander Acum 9 Zile
"No, Peggy, of course I can't go swimming! You know I have The Curse! I must go into the woods for a week to hide my shame!"
Joshua Caicedo
Joshua Caicedo Acum 9 Zile
Back in my day we just used to die.
Irma Hobert
Irma Hobert Acum 9 Zile
I love that you talk about the other issues PCOS causes. I have PCOS and get often remarks about not really being important except getting pregnant. Even from a medical expert of the government I had to explain why it's important. (The medical expert had to give a greenlight for assistance with cleaning, because I have multiple Diseases.)
westzed23
westzed23 Acum 9 Zile
I am going to call you out for using a click bait photo. I wanted you to explain how iron lungs worked, waited until the end of video. I did like this video where you looked at past health films. I think that the nurse was telling the girls to look their best so that they feel good about themselves.
TheOriginalSHEBULK
TheOriginalSHEBULK Acum 9 Zile
Yes the military did & still does teach proper hygiene techniques because a lot of people may come from families or areas where bathing isn't a common thing.
TheOriginalSHEBULK
TheOriginalSHEBULK Acum 9 Zile
Especially back in the day.
The Gaming Paladin
The Gaming Paladin Acum 9 Zile
i think it was religion that was the origin of Menstruation being referred to as The Curse, as at the time America was primarily, if not almost entirely Christian, and in Christian beliefs specifically with the story of Adam and Eve, The Curse was put upon Eve and all women after her, because Eve was not only the first to give into temptation, but she also coerced Adam to give into temptation, so it was an eternal punishment from God. which whether the story is true or not, i wouldnt say that it's wholly inappropriate, after all women go through a lot of discomfort when Menstruating and they go through that almost all of their life, if i were a woman, i'd label it a curse.
Kabuki Kitsune
Kabuki Kitsune Acum 9 Zile
One cringey...if not creepy thing I remember reading about was how people who had tuberculosis were treated back before anti-biotics became the go to treatment for the illness. The treatments involved everything from removing sections of the patient's ribcages, to even a kind of electro-shock treatment. However, it gets worse. Due to the low survival rate for the illness, there was even a standard procedure in place as how to handle the corpses. First and foremost, autopsies were rare, if not outright banned in some areas. Furthermore, burial wasn't allowed. The bodies of the deceased were cremated. The reason was simple, if dark. Since doctors weren't sure how contagious the disease was, and if a deceased person could still transmit it, it was argued that the only safe way to handle the body, was to burn it. For that reason, nearly every tuberculosis hospital had their own crematoriums on site. Those that didn't, still contracted with a local funeral home for disposal of remains.
Seamore boutz
Seamore boutz Acum 9 Zile
M*A*S*H to be honest for the us army one
DaRozeman
DaRozeman Acum 9 Zile
5-7k in the 50's was pretty expensive. Given that is the equivalent of over 75K today. (Goes to show just how over-priced education actually is today)
Jordan Moody
Jordan Moody Acum 9 Zile
I know doctors who smoke and they never do it at work but I can't tell you who because of HIPPA lol 😂
Joe dirt
Joe dirt Acum 10 Zile
Back in the day people just didn't wash like they do now. Long time ago people only washed once a year.
sartorian darkstorm
sartorian darkstorm Acum 10 Zile
theres these old movies in denmark about children that cause mischief, at several scenes theres the youngest child that seems to both be smoking and in another movie drink beer as a way to fall asleep
lilblondiebear
lilblondiebear Acum 10 Zile
"Be your most attractive self" although initially sounds sexist, I wonder if they really meant "try to take even more care than usual so that you continue to feel confident about yourself and not let your period be a reason to hold you back and make you depressed" It's easy to be like "eff the world, I hate myself" during my period, but maybe there's some personal psychological benefit to putting a little extra care into one's appearance? Idk, just a thought!! 🤷🏼
Juan Sierra
Juan Sierra Acum 10 Zile
I spent my high school years in an iron lung.
pspsps
pspsps Acum 10 Zile
The number of people in that room when he records videos keeps increasing
Cassandra
Cassandra Acum 10 Zile
*THE CURSE* is what happens when your aunt flo is also a witch. Or a djinn. She practices djinnacology.
Cassandra
Cassandra Acum 10 Zile
1:46 If mid-century military recruits were anything like modern-day online daters, then yes. Yes they did.
Filibuster
Filibuster Acum 11 Zile
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