Old-Timey Surgical Instruments That Were Worse Than Death

mm skullsawSkull Saw (1831-1870)
Just crank the handle and the chainsaw-like blades would bid that nasty headache farewell! Well, not really. The skull saw gave your skull a little peep hole so that other instruments could get inside. Alternatives to the skull saw: chisels and gouging forceps. A medical Sophie’s choice.