Trephine used in experiments on Neolithic trephination

Made:
1918-1920 in England
maker:
Thomas Wilson Parry
One of 3 trephining instruments, cutting edge of shark's tooth with wooden handle, presumably made and used by Dr.T.

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One of 3 trephining instruments, cutting edge of shark's tooth with wooden handle, presumably made and used by Dr.T.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Trephining instrument, 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
Object Number:
A651980/1
Materials:
shark and wood
type:
trephine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust