Knives for surgery, China, 1801-1920

Made:
1801-1920 in China
maker:
Unknown

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Five knives for surgery, China, 18001920. Full view of all five, gray background.
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Five knives for surgery, China, 1801-1920

Steel surgical knives probably used for superficial operations such as surgery on varicose veins and haemorrhoids.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A604031
Measurements:
overall (largest): 168 cm .15kg
overall (smallest): 98 mm
type:
surgical knives
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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