Lithotomy instrument set, London, England, 1810-1850

Made:
1810-1850 in London
maker:
Savigny and Company

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Lithotomy set, complete, in mahogany case, by Savigny and Co. of London, 1810 to 1850

All the necessary equipment to carry out lithotomy surgery – in which stones (hard masses) are cut from the bladder – is contained in this set. The kit contains six staffs used to cut stones, four uterine sounds for exploring internal cavities, a scoop to remove stones, forceps, two gorgets and three bistouries (which are cutting instruments), and four scalpels. made by Savigny and Co, some of the instruments have textured handles to improve grip. These are made from ebony, a hard wearing wood.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A610576
Materials:
brass, mahogany, metal, velvet
Measurements:
case: 60 mm x 468 mm x 260 mm, 4.37 kg
case open: 294 mm x 468 mm x 289 mm, 4.37 kg
type:
lithotomy instrument set
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
  • surgical knife
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
  • surgical knife
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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