Terrifying Old School Medical Tools That’ll Have You Relieved to Live in the 21st Century

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Dental Screw Forceps

Another terrifying Civil War device, these dental forceps were mainly used for root canals and digging into teeth to get rid of cavities. And yes, this was way before the time of anesthetics. Looks painful, sounds painful, was definitely, horribly painful.

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Mercury Syringe

This syringe dates back to 1545, found on the sunken Mary Rose. It was used to treat members on board who were suffering from syphilis, where they injected the very toxic mercury into their bodies. They usually got the injections right in their bottoms! Talk about painful.

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