Item Details

Pocket Surgical Instrument Set

Format
Online; Physical Object
Type
Metal; Ivory (Tooth Component); Wood (Plant Material); Tortoise Shell
Summary
The following instruments are contained in a leather and fabric case: scalpel - wood and metal, V.W Brinckerhoff New York; finger knife, Willms; probe - sterling; 3 lancets - abscess, shell and metal; tenaculum - ivory and metal; 2 scalpels - shell and metal; scalpel - ivory and metal, Browne; spatula and elevator - metal; operating scissors - metal; grooved director - metal; male catheter - metal; female catheter - metal; urethral applicator - metal; 3 lancet blades - metal; 2 surgical stitching (suture) needles - metal, 5 cm and 3.5cm; thread - fabric.
Date Created
1900; circa 1900
Collection
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Location
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
artifacts00234
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