The useless device strapped to this unfortunate woman is known as a Cobbs Splint, developed by Dr. Frederick C. Cobb 1898. It was designed to correct the alignment of the nasal bones after injury. The image is also layered with letters from a vision test.
The print was made from a tiny photograph from a textbook:
Scudder, Charles. The Treatment of Fractures. Philadelphia: 1927.
Polymer print 8"h x 6"w