Probe, Japan, before 1936

Made:
before 1936 in Japan
maker:
Unknown

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Probe(?), steel, possibly Japanese. Full view, graduated matt black perspex background.
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Probe(?), steel, possibly Japanese

The bulb at one end of the probe is known as an olive. It could be used to apply treatments to wounds, eyes and ears. It also assisted examination of parts of the body. The probe could also be heated up and used as a cautery to seal a wound.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A643632
type:
probe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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