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Creepy Images Show How Surgeries Were Done In The Early 17th Century

Do you know in previous ages surgeries were done without anaesthesia?

The first pain-numbing drug was employed in 1846 but before that, the patients were operated upon while they were conscious. If we talk about the 17th century, most of the people died because of post-operative attack. And the other reason was a loss of blood and infection.

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Creepy Images Show How Surgeries Were Done In The Early 17th Century

Creepy Images Show How Surgeries Were Done In The Early 17th Century

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Strabismus.

Strabismus.

Eye surgery to correct 'strabismus', a misalignment of the eyes known as a squint.

The procedure of cancer removal.

The procedure of cancer removal.

Surgery to remove the cancer of the tongue – Tongue was sliced in two, the tumor was cut out and tongue was stitched back together.

Amputation technique.

Amputation technique.

Amputation of toes and foot meant simply cutting them off with a knife.

Caesarean section.

Caesarean section.

Reconstruction of lower jaw.

Reconstruction of lower jaw.

OMG, looks so scary!

OMG, looks so scary!

1844: A vertical cross section of human brain.

1844: A vertical cross section of human brain.

These instruments were used for amputation, bone and organ operations.

These instruments were used for amputation, bone and organ operations.

This is how lacrimal fistula was treated.

This is how lacrimal fistula was treated.

Various surgical procedures.

Various surgical procedures.

Arteries in the lower arm.

Arteries in the lower arm.

An anatomy of armpit.

An anatomy of armpit.

This is how women breasts were sliced off.

This is how women breasts were sliced off.

Is that to cure breast cancer?

This is how blood was donated previously.

This is how blood was donated previously.

Dissected chest.

Dissected chest.

To reveal the lungs, heart and main blood vessels.

Removal of breast.

Removal of breast.

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