Probe, India, before 1936

Made:
before 1936 in India
maker:
Unknown

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Probe, steel, Indian. Full view, graduated black perspex background with reflection.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Probe, steel, Indian

The bulb at one end of the probe is known as an olive. This part applied medical treatments to wounds, eyes and ears. It also assisted examination of parts of the body. The probe could also be heated up and used as a cautery to seal a wound.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A643675
type:
probe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument

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