3 trephining instruments, shark's tooth

3 trephining instruments, shark's tooth (trephines)

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3 trephining instruments, cutting edge of shark's tooth with wooden handle, presumably made and used by Dr.T. Wilson Parry in experiments on neolithic trephination, England, 1918-1920

Details

Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A651980
Materials:
wood and shark
Measurements:
overall: .086 kg
largest instrument: 20 mm x 240 mm x 28 mm,
smallest instrument: 14 mm x 192 mm x 16 mm,
medium instument: 16 mm x 227 mm x 15 mm,
type:
trephines
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust