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20 Very Scary Old-School Surgical Tools

Hits: 34215 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Weird | Added by: lostinkorea
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xXKaryXx
Female, 13-17, Western US
 640 Posts
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:43:56 AM
omfg i just sh**ted my pants

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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11495 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.

Perseus
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...

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4266 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 12:37:31 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?

piiink1
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

obesepig
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 532 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 7:00:54 AM
People in the future will be thinking how terrible our medical technology is now.

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 6:08:33 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.

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 6:06:48 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!

Molehouse
Male, 13-17, Europe
 304 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 4:59:38 AM
The mouth gag is actually quite a clever tool imo.

shneeblefish
Male, 18-29, Europe
 512 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 4:33:56 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...

shneeblefish
Male, 18-29, Europe
 512 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 4:32:09 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...

Handsompod
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1105 Posts
Sunday, April 11, 2010 12:37:35 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.

killadank
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 21 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 11:57:19 PM
anybody want to play doctor ;)

Rawrandmer
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 283 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 11:09:58 PM
the one I freaked out about the most was the circumcision knife. -shudders- I would hate to be a guy back then.

shivna
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 54 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 9:10:48 PM
Wow..that was uncomfortable reading those descriptions especially the Tonsil Guillotine and Ecraseur :(

_kiersten_
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1678 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 9:06:14 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:

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24619 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 8:23:27 PM
Wow, scaary but with time comes improvement!

scorpio28
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 344 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 8:00:26 PM
*shivers in terror* oh god the horror! I would rather have just died of the wounds, cancer, infection,etc.

zmeace
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 809 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 7:11:17 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?!

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17134 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 6:34:36 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


Fleh
Male, 18-29, Africa
 232 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 6:06:50 PM
SKULLSAW :D :D XD

MrsPoods
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 549 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 5:57:04 PM
*fainted at the sight of the ecraseur*

YoMommaSoFat
Male, 13-17, Europe
 131 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 5:36:25 PM
O_O'

Kiwigirl2
Female, 30-39, Australia
 1051 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 5:29:09 PM
I think I'd rather live with the ailment than have one of those instruments wielded anywhere near me! <shudder>

alchemist18
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 356 Posts
Saturday, April 10, 2010 5:21:03 PM
No fu.cking way, man! NO FU.CKING WAY!

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