Frightening Medical Treatments of the 1800’s

Ah, the Victorian age,  often brings to mind grand estates with beautifully manicured gardens and glamorous women in romantic dresses, walking in the park with perfect gentlemen.  

But what about the other side of the Victorian era?  The side that everyone would rather push under the rug. The scary medical treatments of the 1800’s when people were killed frequently, by dangerous tactics that were supposed to make them well.

Here are some of the most frightening medical treatments of the 1800’s: