Surgical tools and equipment


Category items

Items shown in this category relate to a broad range of surgical activities which have traditionally been performed in general practice settings. These instruments, and the procedures they support, are not divisible from surgery as performed in hospitals and other theatre contexts. Nevertheless, surgical procedure has been a staple activity within general practice, although its frequency has declined since the expansion of the hospital sector in the mid-twentieth century.

Pocket-folding tongue spatula

Object number:
M-401
Pocket-folding tongue spatula
Manufacturer:
Maker unknown
Place:
United Kingdom
Date:
1930s
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Self retaining skin retractor

Object number:
M-959
Self retaining skin retractor
Manufacturer:
Downs
Place:
United Kingdom
Date:
1930s
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Simpsons Perforator

Object number:
M-133
Simpsons Perforator
Manufacturer:
Maker unknown
Place:
United Kingdom
Date:
1930s
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Lister's 6 inch Sinus Forceps

Object number:
M-916
Lister's 6 inch Sinus Forceps
Manufacturer:
Maker unknown
Place:
United Kingdom
Date:
1920s
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Steel Scalpels

Object number:
M-681
Steel Scalpels
Manufacturer:
Yufu Itonaga Co. Ltd.
Place:
Japan
Date:
1970s
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Nasal Punch

Object number:
M-920
Nasal Punch
Manufacturer:
R. Nagashima
Place:
Japan
Date:
1920s
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Denis-Browne Tonsil Forceps

Object number:
M-493
Denis-Browne Tonsil Forceps
Manufacturer:
Maker unknown
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"Little Trimmer"

Object number:
M-8003
Manufacturer:
Goldstein Manufacturing Co. (Gomco)
Place:
NY, USA
Date:
1930s
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Small Bone Saw

Object number:
M-8004
Small Bone Saw
Manufacturer:
Maker unknown
Date:
Late 19th century
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Catgut ligatures

Object number:
M-8005
Catgut ligatures
Manufacturer:
Armour and Co. London
Place:
England
Date:
1930s
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Surgical Saw

Object number:
M-8013
Surgical Saw
Manufacturer:
Maker unknown
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Neville Barnes Obstetric Forceps

Object number:
M-8018
Manufacturer:
Maker unknown
Date:
Mid 20th century
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Scrub brush in chrome box

Object number:
M-351
Scrub brush in chrome box
Manufacturer:
Richard Thompson
Place:
London
Date:
1930s
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Post mortem set

Object number:
M-996
Post mortem set
Manufacturer:
Precision
Place:
England
Date:
1910
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Embryotomy hook

Object number:
M-136
Place:
England
Date:
1930
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