4.Encephalitis lethargica, aka "sleepy sickness," is a disease where the patient is conscious and aware, but not awake. They're motionless, emotionless, speechless, and lack an overall connection to life.
5.It was once believed that babies under the age of 15 months couldn't feel pain, so doctors performed surgery on babies without giving them anesthesia. They would administer muscle relaxers to keep the babies from squirming.
6.There was a form of torture called "goat's tongue." Someone's feet were soaked in salt water and then licked by a goat until their flesh was gone.
8.Organophosphates — like Sarin gas — work by inhibiting your muscles' ability to relax. So, your muscles constrict but are unable to release, causing every single part of your body to cramp until you asphyxiate.