Sims-type hysterotome, Paris, France, 1867-1900

Made:
1867-1900 in Paris
maker:
Collin et Compagnie

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Sims hysterotome for amputating the cervix, with adjustable blade and snare, straight shank and distal controls and handle, by Collin, c. 1870, from the Charriere, Collin and Gentile Collection

The hysterotome or metrotome is used to amputate the cervix during a hysterectomy. This was a treatment for chronic inflammation and prolapse of the uterus. This type of hysterotome was invented by James Marion Sims (1813-1883), an American gynaecologist.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A606221
Materials:
complete, nickel plated and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall: 35 mm x 305 mm x 64 mm, 0.2104 kg
type:
hysterotome
credit:
Drouot