Roman surgical instruments - Ouch!

The Claude Moore Health Service Library of the University of Virginia has a website with photos of reproductions of surgical instruments excavated from the House of the Surgeon at Pompeii. The reproductions were acquired by the University in 1947.

From the website:

The following display presents images and summaries of the known uses of each instrument. The extant comments of medical writers from antiquity--including Oribasius, Galen, Soranus, Aetius, and the Hippocratic corpus--have provided scholars with some clues about the use of some instruments. Some instruments, such as mixing instruments and tweezers, probably had other household [uses] such as the application of cosmetics and paints.