Old-Timey Surgical Instruments That Were Worse Than Death

mm ecraseurEcraseur (1870s)
If your first thought upon seeing the ecraseur was, “Oh, must be a hemorrhoid remover,” then you would be … weird, quite frankly. But you’d also be right; the nickel-plated snare used a steel chain to lasso the ‘rhoid while the ratchet tightened the chain’s hold on it until circulation was cut off. The instrument was later used to sever uterine and ovarian tumors. Hot!