January 15, 2013

Sharp and pointy

Jose Rizal's medical instruments Inside Fort Santiago in Intramuros is a small museum dedicated to Philippine national hero Jose Rizal, who was imprisoned in the fort just before his execution by the Spanish colonial government. The museum houses some of his memorabilia, including this kit of medical instruments which Rizal used in his profession as a doctor. The thing is, he was an ophthalmologist—I don't think I'd want any of those tools anywhere near my eyes.

7 comments:

Dina said...

Eeuw, you're right, not by the eyes.

But we could use these tools in archaeology. Too bad Jose Rizal did not have time to secretly dig himself out of prison.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting ophthalmologist instrument!
Léia

George said...

It's always fascinating to see old medical equipment, but I have to agree with you about these instruments near my eyes.

Rob Mandy said...

Some of the tools look like they were for actually removing eyes... Could be worse, could have been a dentist. I shudder at the thought.

Karen Xavier said...

I am going to get nightmares now, those instruments are scary...

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. I think medicine has come a long way since then!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I agree with you, I don´t want those instruments near me either.