A few nicks to the skin, a suction cup, and a syringe to draw your blood cured what ailed you in a mid-1800s Wisconsin doctor’s office.
Changing ideas about human health in the late nineteenth century saw medical experts slowly abandon humoral theory and accompanying practices like cupping.
A Civil War veteran, Dr. James T. Reeve of Appleton, Wisconsin, practiced medical cupping.
Founded in Wausau, WI, in 1911, America’s first workers compensation insurance company started using equipment like the Maico Audiometer to develop new standards of workplace safety.
Invented in Chicago and produced in Racine, Wisconsin, William Horlick’s malted milk became a world-famous nutritional supplement.
Operating from Racine, Wisconsin, Horlick’s Malted Milk Company transformed the dairy industry of the upper Midwest and sold its products all across the globe.
Before the germ theory of disease gained prominence in the late nineteenth century, human illness was often understood as an imbalance of “humors” in the body.
In 1953, Wisconsin made occupational hearing loss a claimable condition under the state’s workers compensation law. Employers Mutual of Wausau quickly led the way in workplace hearing safety.
As the nation’s first workers compensation insurance company, Employers Mutual of Wausau, WI, exerted a powerful influence on workplace safety through its many educational posters, magazines, and other publications.
Wisconsin passed the nation’s first comprehensive worker’s compensation law in 1911, creating an entirely new insurance industry in the process.
After inventing malted milk in Chicago in 1873, British food manufacturer William Horlick made Racine, Wisconsin, the new home for his nutritional supplement empire.
Until the late nineteenth century, cupping was widely used for the treatment of inflammation and deep-seated pain believed to be due to an imbalance of the humors.