These 23 Disgusting Techniques Were Once Considered Hygienic

Humans used to do some really, really gross stuff. Like putting leeches on your own body. And bathing once a year…at a public bathhouse. But, it was all we humans had for a long time: fake science, no hygiene, that was reality for people in the old times. Of course, diseases were everywhere and no one seemed to live very long; let’s just settle for being grateful for soap.

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1.) Pulling Teeth

In the Middle Ages, a barber would not hesitate to pull your tooth with their archaic equipment if it showed any signs of a cavity or caused pain. That’s right, dentists and barbers were practically one in the same. And they were also responsible for cutting hair, pulling teeth, and administering crazy treatments like bloodletting to ailing people.
 
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