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Terrifying Pictures Revealing Unbelievable Surgery Procedures In The Victorian Era 

I'm glad I wasn't born in that era.

Terrifying Pictures Revealing Unbelievable Surgery Procedures In The Victorian Era 
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Surgery as we know it today has developed over the ages and has come up with fairly painless and safe techniques. But looking into the Victorian era, you'll begin to see surgery in a whole new light, a dark one. Check out these illustrations that vividly picture out the horrific procedures that existed during the Victorian Era.


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A strabismus correction surgery.

A strabismus correction surgery.

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

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Removal of the lower jaw.

Removal of the lower jaw.
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Compression of the arteries in the arms and legs to reduce blood loss during injuries.

Compression of the arteries in the arms and legs to reduce blood loss during injuries.
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A painting of the first British operation carried out with anesthesia.

A painting of the first British operation carried out with anesthesia.
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The doctor portrayed in this picture 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 operating on the bones.

Surgical saws, knives, and shears for operating on the bones.
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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.
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Amputation of carious toes.

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

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

Surgery for tongue cancer.
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Ligature of an artery in the inguinal region.

Ligature of an artery in the inguinal region.
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The process is done using sutures and a suture hook, with a compression on the abdomen to reduce the aortic blood flow.

A cross section of the human brain.

A cross section of the human brain.
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Musculature and blood supply of the wrist and hand.

Musculature and blood supply of the wrist and hand.
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Dissection of the thorax.

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

Aorta and other major arteries.

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

Anatomy of the large intestine, front and back.

Anatomy of the large intestine, front and back.
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Did you find these procedures frightening?