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Date: 04/10/10 04:03 PM

35 Responses to 20 Very Scary Old-School Surgical Tools

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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Link: 20 Very Scary Old-School Surgical Tools - Be glad you didn`t have to go to the doctor`s in the 1800s. Especially be glad you weren`t preggers--cervical dilator.
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    whiskyginger Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    good god i was cringing the whole time.
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    Igmo Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    I cringed at each and every one of these..
    The tonsil guillotine freaks me out the most though, for some reason.
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    I want a skull saw. X3
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    gnarly. second from the end is the worst
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    Saragato Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    Oh good they included the speculum. Gotta love that tool.
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    genericuser Female 18-29
    317 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    I get nervous whenever I hear the words "spring-loaded blades"
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    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    that was the most horrifying thing ive seen in awhile
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    It would be Awesome to see some of these being used!!
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    alchemist18 Female 13-17
    357 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    Nothing to knock you out, either. Done while you were awake.
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    alchemist18 Female 13-17
    357 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    No fu.cking way, man! NO FU.CKING WAY!
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    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    I think I`d rather live with the ailment than have one of those instruments wielded anywhere near me! <shudder>
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    YoMommaSoFat Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    O_O`
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    *fainted at the sight of the ecraseur*
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    Fleh Male 18-29
    231 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    SKULLSAW :D :D XD
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    You should see the tools they use now, Cordless drill for knee and hip replacement, Vibrating saws to cut & shape bone, And the instruments they use for laparoscopic surgery... well take a look

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    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    hmmm that bullet extractor, i think i would rather have the bullet in me same for arrow remover

    and the hemorrhoid forceps, dont people with hemorrhoids have enough pain without this thing?!
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    scorpio28 Female 18-29
    343 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    *shivers in terror* oh god the horror! I would rather have just died of the wounds, cancer, infection,etc.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    Wow, scaary but with time comes improvement!
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    You know...This is also one of the reasons why I am glad I live in this day and age :/ They all look so painful D:
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    shivna Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    Wow..that was uncomfortable reading those descriptions especially the Tonsil Guillotine and Ecraseur :(
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    Rawrandmer Female 13-17
    282 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    the one I freaked out about the most was the circumcision knife. -shudders- I would hate to be a guy back then.
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    killadank Male 18-29
    21 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    anybody want to play doctor ;)
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2010 at 12:37 am
    It`s a wonder anyone ever admitted being ill in those days. One thats missing that was one of my favorites at the science musium is the colonic electro therapy wand. It does exactly what it says on the tin.
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    shneeblefish Male 18-29
    509 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 4:32 am
    "colonic electro therapy wand. It does exactly what it says on the tin." - wait, what? It`s a butt plug that SHOCKS you? God, I`m glad I`m alive now rather than then... even now, I think I`d want general anaesthetic for almost any modern procecdure that`s invasive...
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    shneeblefish Male 18-29
    509 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 4:33 am
    "You should see the tools they use now, Cordless drill for knee and hip replacement, Vibrating saws to cut & shape bone"

    at least now they have general anaesthetic that WORKS and doesn`t kill you... unless they get the dosage wrong...
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    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 4:59 am
    The mouth gag is actually quite a clever tool imo.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2010 at 6:06 am
    These things pre-date ME by a year or two admittedly, but... my early memory is our family doctor when I was about 3, sitting across the desk, an old man, chain smoking while he dealt with patients, and a bottle of whisky on his desk which he frequently gave the kids a sip of. Haha things in medicine have certainly changed!
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 6:08 am
    And of course, we get USED TO modern medicine. My mom recently went through a knee operation and was complaining a lot about the post-op pain. I reminded her, 20 years ago, she`d be lame or dead now.
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    obesepig Female 13-17
    506 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 7:00 am
    People in the future will be thinking how terrible our medical technology is now.
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    piiink1 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    reminds me of the song miss lucy had some leeches by emilie autumn
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    April 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    although i can see how it is perfectly reasonable to blow smoke up someones ass after they have drowned, that is a surefire way to bring someone back to life, some of those instruments, i think, are actually instruments of torture, yes?
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    Perseus Female 18-29
    222 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    ((me while I`m looking at these)): What the heck is THAT? Wha-wha-wha... woah, how can something that pointy go up something so...? Bloodletting!? Sheesh, some of these make the Saw movies look like a walk in the park...
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2010 at 2:45 am
    Nothing to knock you out, either. Done while you were awake.

    They did have some pain relief, sometimes, to some extent. Opiates have been in use for millenia (obtained from poppies). They were even used in medieval Britain and Europe (where medicine was particularly primitive). They had no idea why it worked, but they knew it did work.

    Other plants could also be used to induce unconsciousness and reduce pain. There are accounts of general anaethesia as early as the 13th century (Hugh de Lucca) and they say it was old knowledge then. Modern examination of the plants involved indicates that some of them could work for anaesthesia (e.g. henbane contains scopolamine). Poppy juice certainly can - it contains several powerful drugs, including morphine.
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    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    April 13, 2010 at 8:43 am
    omfg i just sh**ted my pants

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