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See these fascinating images from a 1905 orthopedic surgery manual

In 1905, A Manual and Atlas of Orthopedic Surgery: Including the History, Etiology, Pathology, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Prophylaxis, and Treatment of Deformities was published in Philadelphia, PA. In its pages are images of severe spinal deformities and scoliosis that will make you cringe. From unbelievably crooked spines to sideways necks, these are the ways that the human body can betray itself and leave you in the bloody hands of Western medicine. Here are some spine-chilling images from this vintage medical tome:

Images via Dr. Tenge

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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