Old-Timey Surgical Instruments That Were Worse Than Death

bowdrill mm1Bow Drill (7,000 BC)
If your teeth chatter merely thinking about the high-pitched noise of your dentist’s drill, imagine how you’d feel a few moments before this beast penetrated your bicuspids. The bow drill was and is also used to make fire, except when used in dentistry, the friction would produce both smoke and sickeningly painful hole in your pearly whites.