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8 grisly practices that were popular before modern medicine

Modern medicine owes its successes to centuries of trial-and-error experiments on the human body. Without accidental discoveries and meaningful mistakes, our medical canon wouldn't be as full as it is today. Here are a few of the grisly practices that led to the efficient methods we have today. SEE ALSO: See startling photos of brain surgery's earliest patients Doctors drilled holes in patients' skulls to cure neurological problems.
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