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The Way Surgeries Were Done In 17th Century Will Totally Creep You Out

The Way Surgeries Were Done In 17th Century Will Totally Creep You Out

The medical science has improved quite a lot over the last few decades and now we undergo a myriad of operations without a second thought. However, if you were alive before 1846, you would have known the nightmare it was to undergo an operation, without anesthesia.

A new book that contains images, detailed, of surgical textbooks hailing from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries has been published.

The death rate after operation was about 80% in some of the hospitals in London.Caution: It is not for the faint hearted.

Surgery to remove cancer of the tongue – Tongue was sliced in two (Fig. 1), the tumour was cut out (Fig. 3) and tongue was stitched back together (Fig. 3).

The Way Surgeries Were Done In 17th Century Will Totally Creep You Out

Amputation of toes and foot meant simply cutting them off with a knife (Fig. 1).

The Way Surgeries Were Done In 17th Century Will Totally Creep You Out

An 1841 surgical book shows how doctors would reconstruct the lower jaw to prevent diseases of the mouth.

The Way Surgeries Were Done In 17th Century Will Totally Creep You Out

Image from a book, circa 1675, shows treatment for lacrimal fistula (a small lesion near the eye).

The Way Surgeries Were Done In 17th Century Will Totally Creep You Out

This is from an 1841 textbook and depicts how doctors carried out the removal of breast and dressing of wound afterward.

The Way Surgeries Were Done In 17th Century Will Totally Creep You Out

SO Creepy no?

Source : wonderfulengineering.com

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