Spiral mouth gag, circa 1860

Spiral mouth gag, circa 1860

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This image is part of the feature Surgeon's Tools of Yesteryear

Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spiral mouth gag, made from boxwood, dating from around 1860, England. This would have been used to pry open the mouths of patients with lock-jaw .

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