During Medieval era, red hot iron was used for the treatment of hemorrhoids. And also a bare needle were put in person's eye to remove the cataract. It sounds weird as well as very painful. Surgical treatment was nothing less compared to torture. Yes, Medieval times experienced dreadful medical therapy as well as we are lucky enough not to live during that time.

These surgical device from the Medieval era will certainly creep you out. Yet again- thank God, we do not live in those times.
These 10 Surgical Devices From The Medieval Era Will Creep You Out
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1. Hot iron to treat hemorrhoids.

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During Medieval times, physicians made use of the cautery irons to treat the hemorrhoids. St. Fiacre (an Irish monk in the 7th century) was believed  to be the hero of hemorrhoid sufferers. They had to pray him. If not, the victims of hemorrhoid would certainly be sent to the monks who press the anus with the red hot iron. The disease was usually called St. Fiacre's curse.

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2. Clyster syringes

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Clyster syringes in Medieval times were used to perform enemas. Clyster syringe is a lengthy metal tube full of a medicinal liquid which was injected right into the rectum through the anus. The procedure was called enema and it was for the therapy of constipation or bowel cleansing. Some Clyster syringes had a cup on the end to load the liquid. An enema or clyster syringe was a part of different health treatments throughout the era. This kind of surgical devices came to be preferred and also most preferred clinical treatment during the time. Later many forms of the device were created which were used for other purposes as well. An alcohol enema was practiced for the recreational  usage to become intoxicated faster.


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