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Dark History Of Medical Science That Proves Hospitals Were Torture Theatres

The history of medical science is full of cruelty and death.

Undoubtedly, medical science has advanced wonderfully with time. There are medications and treatments available for almost all the life-threatening diseases. But in the 1900s, visiting a doctor was not less than a nightmare. It is because doctors were ever ready to operate brutally using a scalpel for any medical condition. 

Read further to know more about the inhumane medical practices of the 1900s.      

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Dark History Of Medical Science That Proves Hospitals Were Torture Theatres

Dark History Of Medical Science That Proves Hospitals Were Torture Theatres

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Surgeries used to be horrible in the era of 1900. 

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It was the time when surgeons were learning to dissect the human body and they used to operate in a barbaric manner. Doctors used to operate without hand gloves and face masks in the operation theater. 

Image showing partially dissected cadavers on tables in the dissecting room at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1902. 

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Surgeons used to operate on babies without anesthesia. They used to open up their skin with scalpels, poke the internal organs and later stitch their skin. Medical practitioners used muscle relaxants to paralyze the babies during the procedure. This was "standard operating procedure" even at places like Oxford University and Boston Children's Hospital. 

At that time, operative surgery was limited to breakages, fractures, and amputations. 

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Experimental operations to save the life of a patient were extremely painful, horrible, and, in many instances, unsuccessful. 

The discovery of anesthetics and antiseptics took place in the 19th century.  

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Even after the discovery of anesthetics and antiseptics, surgery remained quite a painful task. 

Image showing dissection room of a medical school in Bordeaux, France.

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Operations were accomplished either in general wards, a small operating room, or in front of hundreds of students in the ordinary lecture theatre. 

Doctors used to perform lobotomy to help the patients get rid of depression, schizophrenia etc.  

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Surgeons used to interrupt the nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain to bring the cognitive and personality changes in the patient.    

Doctors used insulin to bring the patients out of coma in 1927 due to which several patients' lost their lives.  

Doctors used insulin to bring the patients out of coma in 1927 due to which several patients’ lost their lives.  

Surgeons used to bore hole in the patient's head so that the demons can escape and patient gets rid of the illness. 

Doctors relied much on their instincts and placebo effect in 1900s. 

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Medical practitioners used to place magnets on certain areas of a patient's body for restoring the proper flow of body fluids. 

Hydrotherapy was practiced madly in 1900s. 

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In this therapy, patients were made to remain continuously submerged in water for days to relax them. 

There was no cure for STDs until the early 1900s. 

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Surgeries were performed without any mechanism for pain control and infection. Surgeons performed procedures in their street shoes and clothes.

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