Sims hysterotome for amputating the cervix, with adjustable blade and snare, straight shank and distal controls and handle, by Collin, c. 1870, from the Charriere, Collin and Gentile Collection
The hysterotome or metrotome is used to amputate the cervix during a hysterectomy. This was a treatment for chronic inflammation and prolapse of the uterus. This type of hysterotome was invented by James Marion Sims (1813-1883), an American gynaecologist.
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overall: 35 mm x 305 mm x 64 mm, 0.2104 kg
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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