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10 mostly disturbing old medical tools you don’t want to meet

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It’s impossible to guess what these horrible gadgets are – you’ll have to click through to Mental Floss (link below) to find out. Number 8 is quite disturbing… Actually, they are pretty much all disturbing.

  1. THE SCARIFICATOR, 1874
  2. THE MIRACULOUS CHAIR OF PALERMO, PARTURITION CHAIR, EARLY 18th CENTURY
  3. MERCURY SYRINGE AND FIELD DRESSINGS, 1545
  4. BLOODLETTING FLEAM, 1850
  5. THE PREPUREX PREGNANCY TEST KIT, 1980
  6. TREPANATION KIT, 1771
  7. THE UTICA CRIB, 1840s
  8. GERMAN SPERMATORRHOEA RING 1894
  9. CIVIL WAR DENTAL SCREW FORCEPS, 1860s
  10. CIVIL WAR BONE CHAIN SAW 1860s

Read the full text here: Mental Floss.

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