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Outdated Medical Instruments You Won’t Believe They Used on People…

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We’ve got it good in 2016.

We live in an increasingly wondrous day and age for technology and medical advancements.

Through science, we know so much about the human body, how it works, and how to treat and cure myriad diseases. Even through social progress and psychology we’ve become more compassionate towards those who were once deemed “insane” or “abnormal.”

The amazing discovery of penicillin made a lot of invasive archaic procedures obsolete, but it’s definitely still cringeworthy to think about the tools that they used to use on humans. Especially since the anesthetics they used weren’t exactly safe or–in some cases– effective. Get ready to shudder at these menacing-looking instruments that were borderline torture.

Anatomical theatre



Count your lucky stars you didn’t live back then.