Trephine used for experiments of Neolithic trephination

Made:
1918-1920 in England
maker:
Thomas Wilson Parry

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Trephining instrument made from a shark's tooth embedded in a wooden handle, presumably made and used by Dr.T. Wilson Parry in experiments on neolithic trephination, England, 1918-1920

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A651980/3
Materials:
shark and wood
type:
trephine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust