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IN History & Culture ON 31 Jul, 2016
In today's time, we have so many surgical instruments with the help of which we can operate and cure almost every problem. But have you ever thought how were the people treated earlier when we didn't have all these instruments?
Well, people at that time were treated cruelly and the amputation tools that were used at that time were much more horrifying than you can ever imagine.
Read ahead to know more about these horrifying surgical instruments.
Surgeons in world war 1 were more or less inspired by the barbers and that's why they used to operate the victims of the world war 1 like butchers.
This is a crank saw and it was used for surgeries and also for the removal of skull fragments. This is one of the most horrifying surgical tools of that time.
These soldiers lost their limbs after world war 1 and their limbs were amputated by mortars. The bullets were lethal at the time of the war and these soldiers had to go through such horrible surgeries.
At that time, people didn't have many of the amputation tools and that's why they had surgical instruments like this. This is large bone saw which was used to cut through large bones.
The removal of the tongue was one of the most common surgical processes. It was used to get rid of the deadly diseases like cancer. A horrible way to get rid of cancer, I would say.
In Victorian Era whenever the bones got fractured or pierced through the skin, the whole leg had to get amputated. Though it was a rather terrible way to do that but it was the only way.
This limb vice was used as a surgical way to stop the bleeding. When the surgeons couldn't stop the bleeding, then they would just yank the towel around the wound so that the bleeding will stop completely.
These were some of the surgical instruments that were used to get rid of the deadly diseases of that time.
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