arrow remover (ca. 1540) The blades were sharpened on the outside. The operator would insert the device by following the tract of the arrow in with the instrument closed, and then widen to create a tract for the arrow to be removed. Instruments Close, Imagine, Removal Devices, Removal Arrows, Blade, Arrows Removal, Insert, Create, Arrows 1540
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An arrow remover from 18th century
Medieval Torture Device. Witch's Spider by rabidscottsman, via Flickr. Also known as a Spanish Spider. An instrument of the torture dungeon used to inflict pain and punishment. It is forced down on soft fleshy parts of the body. Then when pulled up the points close, tearing out a chunk of flesh.
Paddle Doll, Egypt, 2030–1802 B.C.E. The so-called paddle doll consists of a flat piece of wood depicting the torso, rudimentary arms and neck of a woman, with a thick shock of "hair" made of beads strung on linen thread. The body is often painted with jewelry, textile patterns or tattoos. Contrary to their name, these "dolls" were not toys. The key-hole shape of the body is similar to the counterpoise of the menat necklaces that were used as percussion instruments during religious ceremonies.
Brass scarificator, Italy, 1669. This blood-letting instrument dates from the late 17th century and has 14 blades hidden beneath its lower surface. When placed against the skin, and released by the trigger, these metal blades emerged and slashed rapidly into the patient’s skin. Skill was needed to make sure that the blades did not go too deep into the body, which would not only be painful, but dangerous as well.
"Franklinizatsiya the therapeutic application of static electricity in the form of bits (puchkoobraznyh or sparks), from blow, air bath and shower head. In the electrostatic air bath body sick in isolating the bench, charged positive pole, whereas the negative pole is given to the ground, as shown in figure 1"