Cranial trephines

All the equipment needed for trephination – the process by which a hole is surgically made in the head – is in this Brace and bit cranial trephine with five bits - smallest cylindrical bit shown. Part of a trephination kit made by Brace and bit cranial trephine with five bits - three cylindrical and two arrow-head. Part of a trephination kit made

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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

Brace and bit cranial trephine with five bits - smallest cylindrical bit shown. Part of a trephination kit made by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Brace and bit cranial trephine with five bits - three cylindrical and two arrow-head. Part of a trephination kit made
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Brace and bit cranial trephine with five bits, part of trephination set by Sirhenry, French, 1771-1830

Details

Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A121486 Pt8
Materials:
steel and wood
Measurements:
arrowhead perforator: 9 mm x 73 mm x 12 mm,
trephine: 28 mm x 245 mm x 93 mm,
handle: 15 mm 47 mm,
conical crown bits (3): 86 mm 20 mm,
type:
cranial trephines braces and bits and cranial trephines
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust