Skull saw, part of trephination set

Made:
1771-1830
All the equipment needed for trephination – the process by which a hole is surgically made in the head – is in this Skull saw with wooden handle. Part of a trephination kit made by Sirhenry. All the equipment needed for trephination –

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All the equipment needed for trephination – the process by which a hole is surgically made in the head – is in this
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Skull saw with wooden handle. Part of a trephination kit made by Sirhenry. All the equipment needed for trephination –
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Skull saw with wooden handle, part of trephination set by Sirhenry, French

Details

Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A121486 Pt5
Materials:
steel and wood
type:
skull saws and skull saws and
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust