Just try to relax … this won't hurt … much.

While sitting in my dentist’s chair recently, I marveled at just how scary looking many of the implements on his tray were. And don’t get me started on that contraption I put my face into at the optometrists! It’s hard to believe that these implements of modern medicine will some day appear as quaint — and arguably as effective — as instruments of yore, like the “artificial leech” pictured here.

For a quick walk down memory lane, take a peek at 20 Scary Old School Surgical Tools over at SurgicalTechnologists.net. it’s fun for the whole family! I recommend the trephine if you’re considering trepaning yourself. And really, who doesn’t think about trepanation a couple times a day?!