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It's the kind of surgical guidebook you can imagine the demented doctors in movies like Hostel or Creep using for tips on how to butcher their victims.

This awesome collection of illustrations are taken from antique surgery text books demonstrating the inner workings of the human body. However, as you'll soon see, the results are brutal and often disturbing,

As antiseptics were introduced in the 1750's, more and more illustrations were used to help surgeons fully understand the intricate workings of the human body.

All of these images have been collated to form the content of CRUCIAL INTERVENTIONS by Richard Barnett, a recently published collection of the most cringeworthy and fascinating accounts of medical illustrations throughout history.

The majority of the images were acquired via London based museum The Welcome Collection (which is well worth a visit if you're ever in the city).

How squeamish are you?

Source: blumhouse


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