Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, though most famous for his invention of the corn flake, also ran a very successful holistic sanitarium where the ill and infirmed would subject themselves to his unique medical practices. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 15 of the strangest restorative devices to ever come out of Battle Creek, MI.


After you've checked over those, take a look at these relaxing vintage massagers, these terrifying dental chairs, and a dozen high and dry swimming machines.

Electrotherapy Coils at the Battle Creek Sanitorium

Hydrotherapy at the Battle Creek Sanitarium

Some Dr Kellog contraptions on the Queen Mary

Dr Kellogg patented electrotherapy exercise bed

Arc Lamp Treatment to Scalp

Man in diapers on Kellogs mechanical horse

2 person foot vibrator at BC sanitarium

4 person foot vibrator at BC sanitarium

Mechanical slapping massage device at BC sanitarium

Oscillomanipulator at Battle Creek sanitarium

Arc Lamp Treatment to Ear

Ultra Violet Dental Treatment

Kellog's Hot Air Bath

Window Tent for Fresh Air Sleeping

The Vibro Mechanical Dept. at Battle Creek Sanitarium