When most people say “back in the day,” they’re referring to a better (or simpler) time. They often leave out, though, that “back in the day” there were some straight up terrifying things around as well. Medical advancements weren’t all that advanced, resulting in some truly awful things going down in the doctor’s office.
Take these old-school surgical tools for example. They look like instruments of torture, but they were actually used in surgeries and examinations normally. (Life used to be very, very scary.)
You thought you were nervous about needles? These frightening instruments seriously take the cake (and an arm and a leg). Show people what life used to be like by sharing this article.