What Ailments Were These Horrific Medical Treatments Supposed to Cure?

Modern medicine has come a long way from leeches and blistering, but we are still plagued by many of the same ancient ills: kidney stones, unwanted pregnancies, infections … forks to the eye.

How would these conditions have been treated before the age of anesthesia, ultrasounds, and antibiotics? As we present you with the cure (or at least, what was done to patient), match the historical treatment to the diagnosis. By the end of this quiz, you’ll know how you stack up against the...

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