Polyptome in leather bound case, Aveling's, 19th century, plated steel, ebony, case brass, leather and velvet
A polyptome treated tumours or fibroids (non-cancerous growths) within women’s reproductive organs. The tool was also known as a polypus knife. The metal hook-like object with serrated inner edge inserted into the body and removed the growth.
- Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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- case, brass, case, leather, case, velvet, instrument, ebony and instrument, steel (plated)
instrument: 20 mm x 255 mm
- obstetric polyptome
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