These pictures will make going to the dentist or the doctor a walk in the park from now on...
Back in the day if you wanted straight teeth, you were going to have to have your lower-face peeled back. Most people just opted for crooked teeth because this looks a little painful!
Back then they didn't have the fancy lasers they have now for performing eye surgeries. It was a lot more... personal back then and it wasn't uncommon for people to prefer having poor vision.
Just imagine being operated on... with one of these tools... This is before they had drugs to numb the pain, too!
Some diseases caused these partial amputations to take place. Removing the front of the foot was not only incredibly painful, but it left the patient with a massive limp in their walking.
To correct speech impediments before speech therapy, doctors thought they could restructure the patient's tongue in an effort to get them to speak more clearly. Personally, I would have stuck with my stutter...
If someone breaks their arm, they'll usually lose muscle mass while they wait for the bones to heal. By putting constant pressure on the affected area, doctors were able to help rebuild muscle tissue while everything settled in place.
It consists of cutting or scraping away most of the connections to and from the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain. It was supposed to help cure mental disorders.