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Terrifying Pictures Revealing The Surgery Horror In The Victorian Era

Surgery as we know it today has developed over the ages to come up with fairly painless and safe techniques that we have today. But look back a little into the past, and you'll begin to see surgery in a whole new light, a horrific colour. Check out these illustrations that vividly picture out the horrific procedures that existed during the Victorian Era.

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Terrifying Pictures Revealing The Surgery Horror In The Victorian Era

Terrifying Pictures Revealing The Surgery Horror In The Victorian Era

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A strabismus correction surgery

A strabismus correction surgery

The surgery involves division of the internal muscles of the eyeball so the eye would point in the right direction!

Removal of the lower jaw

Removal of the lower jaw

Compression of arteries in arms and legs to reduce blood loss during injuries

Compression of arteries in arms and legs to reduce blood loss during injuries

A painting of the first British operations carried out with anesthesia.

A painting of the first British operations carried out with anesthesia.

The doctor portrayed is the pioneering Scottish surgeon Robert Liston. He operated with a knife gripped between his teeth, and could amputate a leg in under three minutes.

Surgical saws, knives and shears for operations on bone.

Surgical saws, knives and shears for operations on bone.

Anatomy of the armpit, and the ligature (clamping by string to stop the blood flow) of a blood vessel near it.

Anatomy of the armpit, and the ligature (clamping by string to stop the blood flow) of a blood vessel near it.

Amputation of carious toes

Amputation of carious toes

Sites for ligature of arteries in the lower arm and elbow joint.

Sites for ligature of arteries in the lower arm and elbow joint.

Surgery for tongue cancer.

Surgery for tongue cancer.

Ligature of an artery in the inguinal region

Ligature of an artery in the inguinal region

The process is done using sutures and a suture hook, with compression of the abdomen to reduce aortic blood flow.

Cross-section of the human brain

Cross-section of the human brain

Musculature and blood supply of the wrist and hand.

Musculature and blood supply of the wrist and hand.

Dissection of the thorax

Dissection of the thorax

The image shows the relative positions of the lungs, heart, and primary blood vessels.

Aorta and other major arteries

Aorta and other major arteries

Dissection showing the aorta and the major arteries of the thorax (the bit inside the ribcage) and abdomen.

Anatomy of the large intestine, front and back.

Anatomy of the large intestine, front and back.

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