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Lynn Dixon
Lynn Dixon • 2 years ago

Circumcision knife vintage surgical tool: Ritual circumcision is performed around the world in varying extents and for varying reasons, but few instruments used in the process are as intimidating as this European knife from the 18th century. OUCH

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A magnificent set of surgical instruments, German, ca 1600. Ivory, silver fire-gilt, iron.

Physician's surgical chair, 1890.

Trepanation, or trepanning, is a procedure where sharp instruments were used to bore holes through the skull. It is the oldest surgery know to man. It was practiced as early as 10,000 B.C. & was commonly used to treat head-related illnesses both mental & physical. Trepanning was performed without anesthesia, so that the patient was awake during the procedure. Trepanning was practised well into the 18th century.

A SET OF CALLIGRAPHER'S TOOLS OTTOMAN TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY

thedoppelganger: Antique English surgical instruments and case, circa 1650