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.

You May Also Like

Farmer Refuses To Bend Morals For ‘Shark Tank’ Judges & Earns Himself Deal Of A Lifetime

Shark Tank and its British counterpart Dragon’s Den are reality shows which attract a huge…

Mom Adopts 3rd Sibling After Learning She Was Fostering Son’s Biological Sister

Although Grayson and Hannah didn’t look alike at all, that name written…

Premature Baby Who Had No Visitors For Five Months During Hospital Stay Gets Adopted By Her Nurse

Thank you Liz for being such a compassionate person, you are an…

Matthew McConaughey Gifts Handwritten Love Poems To His Wife Even After 13 Years Together

What a beautiful love story these two share. Hollywood is the place…