Surgical instrument set, India, before 1936

Made:
before 1936 in India
maker:
Unknown

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Surgical instrument set, steel and wood, containing two lancets and one probe, Indian

The two lancets and one probe in this small instrument set fit neatly into the folding case. The lancets were likely used for bloodletting. Bloodletting is a traditional part of Ayurvedic medicine, but is rarely used today. The probe applied medical treatments to wounds, eyes and ears. It also assisted examination of parts of the body.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A643685
Materials:
case, steel, instruments, steel and wood
type:
surgical instrument set
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument