The leader of the Spanish Inquisition intends to do away with a rival by presenting a strange machine that will prove he is in league with the Devil. He climbs inside to investigate how the machine works, but fails to anticipate that his rival was building a device that would automatically implement every torture yet devised.
A dentist treats his patients without painkiller in order to save money. When he catches a brain surgeon making a pass at his wife, he suffers one of his fainting spells. When he comes to, the brain surgeon has him strapped to a table and offers to remove the clot from his brain causing the fainting spells...without ether.