Inuit surgical instrument

Made:
1910-1941 in Alaska

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Surgical instrument, used for performing an operation on the vulvas of girls at puberty, Alaska, 1910-1941, Inuit (Eskimo) culture

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A39582
type:
surgical instrument
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment