The Strangest Jobs In History That Luckily Disappeared



While many people are still barbers today, you’d be hard pressed to find a barber-surgeon who performed the kind of services available in the late 1500s. At that time, the barber trimmed hair, removed lice, groomed facial hair, pulled teeth, and let blood. Additionally, the barber shop pole is a representation of blood and bandages—which stems from the medical roots of the profession.

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