7 Terrible Medical Devices From History

It's easy to look back at the past with nostalgia, but advances in medicine keep us looking forward to the future. For as uncomfortable going to the dentist is now, at least we don't have any oral surgery tools that incorporates the word "guillotine" anymore.

Read more about medical devices we should be grateful aren't used anymore.

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hie /S aVO RDINBUAGH A TONSIL GUILLOTINE SLICED OFF YOUR TONSILS. Doctors recommended tonsillectomies i if you had a reoccurring sore throat. CRACKED.Source: The Science Group

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linile volay physioloic escvipilen A mot reguiring vrobles be NIPN At to ntinues OP KOND vitl IN ANCIENT ROME, OPIUM-SOAKED TAMPONS WERE USED TO ALLEVSource: Atlas Obscura

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JUGUM PENIS WAS A MEDICAL ANSWER TO SPERMATORRHOEA NOW KNOWN AS NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS. It was also an anti-masturbation device. CRACKED.COM Source: Science Museum Group

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Je zerglicderte Machine die TIlachine 9 la Machame entere 2 3 456d.14 pat TOBACCO SMOKE ENEMAS WERE USED TO RESUSCITATE PEOPLE WHO HAD DROWNED. DoctorSource: Popular Science

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THE LIFE AWAKENER WAS SAID TO CURE SLEEPLESSNESS TO MEASLES TO EPILEPSY... BY REPEATED STABBINGS. After puncturing the skin, the doctor would apply Source: UCSF

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IN 1840, A FRENCH SURGEON INVENTED THE ARTIFICIAL LEECH FOR BLOODLETTING. It was used for treating the delicate areas around the eyes and temples. CRASource: Medicine at Michigan

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VITA RADIUM SUPPOSITORIES FOR RESTORING SEX POWER A VI'TA RADIUM SUPPOSITORIES. for rectal use by m torie rcetnrers of sx and energi:crt :or the eatirSource: JF Ptak Science Books

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