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14 Pictures That Show Medical Treatments In The Past Were Horrible

Let us travel back to the history of medicine here on earth. Comparing these images to the current medical scenario we have right now, I bet that you certainly say this: "What the hell?". 

Do not panic, that's how they used to treat diseases and medical complications back then. History has thought the field anyway, and many good things took over those glitches. 

View some of these virtual records, you won't regret it. 

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14 Pictures That Show Medical Treatments In The Past Were Horrible

14 Pictures That Show Medical Treatments In The Past Were Horrible

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1. Creepy protective gear

1. Creepy protective gear

In 1918, this is how your nurse was protected from the radiation brought about x-rays.

2. Wrapped-up mentally-ill patients

2. Wrapped-up mentally-ill patients

Man, it's pretty much like cigars lying on the bed.

3. Cool Kids with rickets

3. Cool Kids with rickets

In 1925, this facility was used to cure rickets. This medical procedure required the intense amount of light.

4. Scoliotic curvature checker

4. Scoliotic curvature checker

No, it's not a BDSM scene in Fifty Shades of Grey. Remember that.

5. Spinal Apparatus (1878)

5. Spinal Apparatus (1878)

This was also claimed to give medical attention to scoliosis. I cannot imagine myself bringing a wagon to every single day of my life. Shocks.

6. "Physiotherapy"

6. "Physiotherapy"

Taken in 1920s, this facility must be the inspiration of modern-day sauna.

7. 1680 pregnant woman model

7. 1680 pregnant woman model

It is just a replica but it looks so weird because it's situated in a coffin.

8. No-anesthesia surgery

8. No-anesthesia surgery

This image, portraying a near-amputation procedure was taken in 1855. There was no anesthesia by that time, and only ether was used as a pain reliever.

9. Birthing chair

9. Birthing chair

I cannot imagine the fate of the infant with this setup. This chair was used in Europe back in 1750.

10. Radioactive water (1928)

10. Radioactive water (1928)

This thing is a bottled cancer. Good thing is science was too great to debunk this sickness.

11. 1890 prosthetic leg

11. 1890 prosthetic leg

Looks fine but I bet it's too heavy to carry.

12. Prestethic hands

12. Prestethic hands

Available back in the 1900s, it still lack solid smooth movements.

13. 1950 Polio treatment facility

13. 1950 Polio treatment facility

The nurse looks like she's happy "to see heads", while the kids look relaxed.

14. Fried R. Bayer Heroine

14. Fried R. Bayer Heroine

Sold in 1890's for pain and other medical purposes. It is still available right now, as a prohibited public drug, not easily accessed.

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