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Macabre Medicine

Medicine hasn’t always been as effective and pain-free as it is today. Discover the medical procedures of the past, from drilling holes in the skull and bloodletting, to the origins of rhinoplasty — and so much more.
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7 clips 34 MINS
Bleeding People with Leeches and Pocket Knives in the Middle Ages
Bloodletting and Leeches
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The Brutality of Nose Jobs of Ancient India
Sushruta, Father of Plastic Surgery
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The Time When Doctors Severed People's Brains to Cure Depression
Part One: The Bastard Who Invented The Lobotomy
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Sushruta, Father of Plastic Surgery
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Part One: The Bastard Who Invented The Lobotomy
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Heartbeat in the Brain, Hole in the Skull
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269. Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations (Rebroadcast)
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