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Skull saw vintage surgical tool
Artificial leech vintage surgical tool
Scarificator vintage bloodletting surgical tool
Bullet Extractor (1500s) Elongated bullet extractors could reach bullets embedded deeply in the patient’s body. Extractors like this one had a screw tip that could be inserted in the wound and lengthened to pierce the bullet so that it could be pulled out.
This shocking picture shows a six inch blade sticking out the back of Julia Popova just above the shoulders and blood pouring from the wound. Incredibly the 22-year-old, who was knifed by a mugger on her way home from work, failed to notice the injury and managed to calmly stroll to safety. When she got home her horrified parents rushed her to hospital where surgeons managed to remove the blade without damaging Julia’s spine. Shock had kicked in and her body prevented her from feeling pain. ∞