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Old medical instrument used to cut bones.

’While technically a type of chain saw, this medical instrument, invented by Bernard Heine around wasn’t used to cut down trees. The osteotome was initially used in trepanning. The sharp spike.

An exceedingly rare first generation 1840s antique anesthesia chloroform inhaler hand-engraved: LÜER

An exceedingly rare first generation antique anesthesia chloroform inhaler hand-engraved: LÜER

Tonsil Guillotine: This instrument permitted a doctor to reach into a patient’s throat, pierce the tonsil with a fork , and sever the tissue with the guillotine’s blade. The instrument was a boon to doctors, who had previously risked being bitten while sticking their fingers into a patient’s mouth.

Before antibiotics, tonsillitis was life threatening. To avoid getting their fingers bitten by their conscious patients, doctors would shove.

Trephine (1800s) This trephine was a hand-powered drill with a cylindrical blade that was used to bore into the skull. The spike in the center was used to start the procedure and to hold the blade in place while cutting.

This trephine was a hand-powered drill with a cylindrical blade that was used to bore into the skull. The spike in the center was used to start the procedure and to hold the blade in place while cutting.

Perkins Tractors: One of the simplest yet one of the most popular quack devices, Perkins Tractors were just metal rods -- one steel, one brass -- that inventor Elisha Perkins claimed were rare alloys that had the power to draw out "noxious electrical fluid that lay at the root of suffering" by simply passing them over the skin. Reportedly, even George Washington bought a pair.

Perkins Tractors were quack metal rods that claimed to have the power to draw out "noxious electrical fluid that lay at the root of suffering" by simply passing them over the skin. Reportedly, even George Washington bought a pair.

Freaky Fauna’s Tumblr - Ancient Hindu medical instruments.

Forceps Curlew ligature forceps Lion forceps Forceps Heron shape compression forceps Wolf forceps Tiger forceps Heron forceps All the above images were found here.

Hernia Tool(1850) - Instrumento para tratamento de hérnia

Hernia Tool This unique tool was used after the restoration of a hernia. It was inserted into the body near the affected area and left there for a week to produce scar tissue that would help seal off the hernia. [looks painful]

1850 enema and vaginal douche set

1850 enema and vaginal douche set

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