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Morbidly Beautiful Pictures Reveal The Horror Of Surgery In The Victorian Era

Compression of arteries in the arm and leg to reduce blood loss during surgery.

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Deformed Eyes....they are actually kinda pretty and remind me of demons

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Bruising from lightning strike - awesome!

I apologize to my squeamish friends, but I find this fascinating, Bruising from lightning strike

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8 Incredible Vintage Photos of 'Freaks' Who'd Rock AHS: Freak Show

Rosa and Josefa.

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Plague Doctor's Mask from around 1700. German Museum of Medical History in Ingolstadt.

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1860s First Aid kit. Germ theory was not well known until after the Civil War, and many soldiers and civilians died because of infection on the battlefield and after childbirth.

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Medicine Chest / Forensics Kit from the 1800s

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Medical school, dissecting room, 1870's

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Quintuple skull

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Leech crawling on the lid of the leech jar at the Apothecary Shop. Devices used for the medical practice of bleeding are in the foreground. 18th Century scene at historic Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia. Photo by David M. Doody.

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