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20 Very Scary Old-School Surgical Tools

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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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Female, 13-17, Western US
 640 Posts
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:43:56 AM
omfg i just sh**ted my pants


Male, 40-49, Europe
 12295 Posts
Monday, April 12, 2010 2:45:31 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.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 222 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 7:43:30 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...

Female, 40-49, Australia
 4306 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 12:37:30 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?

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 179 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 12:10:20 PM
reminds me of the song miss lucy had some leeches by emilie autumn

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