What’s the Worst Pain?

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Some people say that life is pain. Those people are optimistic: life isn’t pain, it’s pains, plural—tooth pain, back pain, breakup-pain, the pain of watching your parents grow old and die, the pain of downwardly adjusting your expectations for life, stomach pain and sinus pain, pain you can’t quite trace to any one…

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https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-worst-pain-1831542081

DIY Organ Removal, Pain, and Bloody Miracles: The Grisly World of First Surgeries

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The Wound Man (or Man of Wounds, depending on how you translate it in Fasciculus medicinae, the 1491 medical treatise in which his image first appears) is one of the most well-known medieval surgical diagrams going. It’s up there with da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man (né 1490) but is far less aesthetically pleasing than what…

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https://gizmodo.com/diy-organ-removal-pain-and-bloody-miracles-the-grizz-1831431872

What’s Wrong If You Have a Red, Shiny Nose?

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All this talk about whether or not Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is problematic has obscured a very important question—i.e., what was actually wrong with Rudolph’s nose? Like, medically? Did no one ever think of taking him to a doctor, to see if everything was ok with his nose, before being mean to him about it?

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https://gizmodo.com/whats-wrong-if-you-have-red-shiny-nose-1831296037