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Terrifying Surgical Tools of Old

Think your health care plan is bad? Consider yourself lucky that you don't live back in the middle ages when "advanced" surgeries were done using these 20 seriously scary surgical tools. Yikes.

This one to the left is the Arrow Remover:

Arrow Remover - Not much is known about this tool, but it is hypothesized that it was inserted into the wound in a contracted position, with the central shaft used to grasp the arrow. The blades, which appear to have their sharp edges facing outward, were then expanded using the scissor-like handles...


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by yugosakimi.

Shocking, but honestly not that much worse than what we have today... with the obvious difference that today's procedures are done under anesthesia. Ever seen the saw used to remove casts or the vacuum used to extract babies? Scary looking indeed.
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