Surgical Tools of
Those crazy Romans and
their medical techniques! The R.D.T. has a frighteningly extensive
collection of these crude, bronze implements. Pictured at the right are
some bone levers. The Romans also used bronze bloodletting devices,
speculums, forceps, and - eek - male catheters. Needless to say, very
dangerous compared to modern medicine.
Cabinets of FDA
The Food and Drug
Administration requires extensive safety testing of any proposed medicine.
blue-glassed cabinets are the ones that the FDA really, really
A brilliant but
terribly insane and misguided medical doctor invented a process several
years ago to distill disease from any living human. It was an inspired
attempt to cure them, but unfortunately, it also involved a hideous and
excruciating death. He kept these experiments secret, hoping to find a
disease he could extract without killing anyone. The doctor eventually met
his own end after being stabbed accidentally in the eye with a fork at a
dinner party. The officials sent to clean out his offices found a charming
and brightly colored (and oddly labeled) collection of jars. Upon inhaling
a whiff of gonorrhea, the head official decided that "locked up and far
the Hell away from me" was the best place for the several hundred bottles.
Invented by the Russians
during the 1970s, this curious-looking device uses hypersonic sound waves
(they travel through those big stabbing parts) to reduce solid muscle into
a watery, gelatinous mass. The original goal was surgical. Used in very
localized areas, the muscle would soften temporarily, allowing surgeons to
operate beneath muscle without cutting it or requiring physical therapy.
At one point however, someone got the bright idea to dispatch
international secret agents with it. They made the levels go to "eleven"
and gave many a swanky spy a final resting place in a puddle of their own
Jell-O. Upon the collapse of the U.S.S.R., the CIA confiscated the device
and turned it over to the R.D.T.