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Before there was Grey’s Anatomy, there was
art!

1. When
your doctor decides to shove a vase up your
butt in the middle of a field in broad
daylight:

When your doctor decides to shove a vase up your butt in the middle of a field in broad daylight:

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ID: 10201800

2. When
your dentist has to pull a giant fucking tooth
worm thing out of your mouth:

When your dentist has to pull a giant fucking tooth worm thing out of your mouth:

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British Library / Via
bl.uk

ID: 10214165

3. When
the “plague doctor” shows up in a scary ass
bird mask, looking more terrifying than the
actual plague itself:

When the "plague doctor" shows up in a scary ass bird mask, looking more terrifying than the actual plague itself:

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ID: 10214116

4. When
you have food poisoning but your doctor doesn’t
want to get any puke stains on his new velvet
robe:

When you have food poisoning but your doctor doesn't want to get any puke stains on his new velvet robe:

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British Library / Via
bl.uk

ID: 10214402

5. When
the entire medical team decides to get
absolutely trashed before your head operation:

When the entire medical team decides to get absolutely trashed before your head operation:

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ID: 10202194

6. When
your physician is pissed because they have to
sweep the bugs out of your hair for the 100th
time:

When your physician is pissed because they have to sweep the bugs out of your hair for the 100th time:

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ID: 10214924

7. When
your dentist has no forearm strength so he just
pushes off your chest with his muddy boot to
remove a tooth:

When your dentist has no forearm strength so he just pushes off your chest with his muddy boot to remove a tooth:

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ID: 10201824

8. When
the other doctors are right next to you
trash-talking your doctor’s skills as he slices
your head open:

When the other doctors are right next to you trash-talking your doctor's skills as he slices your head open:

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ID: 10214151

9. When
your urologist who wears a bowl on his head
scolds you about your abnormally massive
testicles:

When your urologist who wears a bowl on his head scolds you about your abnormally massive testicles:

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Besançon Bibliotheque Municipale / Institut de
recherche et d’histoire des textes / Via

bvmm.irht.cnrs.fr

ID: 10201838

10. When
your doctor casually cuts into your veins and
lets you bleed out into a bowl on the floor:

When your doctor casually cuts into your veins and lets you bleed out into a bowl on the floor:

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ID: 10202182

11. When
your physician can’t figure out how to fix your
shoulder so you just stand there
crying-laughing:

When your physician can't figure out how to fix your shoulder so you just stand there crying-laughing:

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ID: 10202190

12. When
your OBGYN has really tiny legs and feet so
they need to go extra lengths to get the right
angle:

When your OBGYN has really tiny legs and feet so they need to go extra lengths to get the right angle:

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ID: 10202258

13. When
your doctor should be treating you for smallpox
but they’re too busy throwing dandelion puffs
into the air:

When your doctor should be treating you for smallpox but they're too busy throwing dandelion puffs into the air:

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ID: 10214047

14. When
your doctor is pissed because you came in late
for your appointment to get a hole drilled in
your head:

When your doctor is pissed because you came in late for your appointment to get a hole drilled in your head:

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Popular Science Monthly / Via SHEILA
TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

ID: 10202204

15. When
your doctor decides to just do the splits in
his leggings right as he cuts your head open:

When your doctor decides to just do the splits in his leggings right as he cuts your head open:

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ID: 10216335

16. When
your doctor makes you hang from a chandelier so
she can deliver your adult baby:

When your doctor makes you hang from a chandelier so she can deliver your adult baby:

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ID: 10215042

17. When
your doctor makes you get in an interesting
position so he can reach your hemorrhoids with
his tiny rake:

When your doctor makes you get in an interesting position so he can reach your hemorrhoids with his tiny rake:

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British Library / Harley Manuscripts / Via

bl.uk

ID: 10215245

18. When
your doctor asks you to hold an egg calmly so
he can poke the shit out of your eye:

When your doctor asks you to hold an egg calmly so he can poke the shit out of your eye:

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ID: 10215261

19. When
your physician forces you to chug water from a
funnel and they’re also maybe drowning you:

When your physician forces you to chug water from a funnel and they're also maybe drowning you:

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The Luttrell Psalter / British Library / Via

bl.uk

ID: 10215285

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