Curved knife, steel, with wooden handle, used for Caesarian section, from Uganda, 1830-1879
A knife allegedly used for Caesarian sections and two surgical instruments, from the Banyankore people, Ankole (Nkore) kingdom, Uganda, c. 1880-1920. The larger instrument is said to be for "blistering temples", the smaller, a cautery. The curved knife was collected by Dr. Robert Felkin, who witnessed its actual use in Uganda, Central Africa, in a Caesarean section. The two cautery instruments were collected by Rev. John Roscoe
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
- surgical knife
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- surgical equipment
- surgical instrument
- Felkin, R.W.
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