Case of trephination instruments, mid 18th century
Case of trephination instruments, c. 1731-1770. Trepanning is the removal of a piece of bone from the skull. The instruments are of a type introduced by Samuel Sharp (1700-1778) of Guy's Hospital, who wrote 'Treatise on the operation of surgery' (1739). The box is identical to those used by the London scientific instrument maker Benjamin Martin (1704-1782).
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- case, brass, case, cloth, case, fishskin, case, steel, case, velvet, case, wood, instruments, bristle, instruments, ivory, instruments, leather, instruments, steel, instruments, wood
overall (case): 55 mm x 206 mm x 233 mm,
- trephination sets trephination sets surgery (trephining), surgery (trephining), trephination sets
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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