Surgery set, circa 1860

Surgery set, circa 1860

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Caption: Comprehensive general surgery dating from around 1850, England. Surgery in this era pre-antiseptis and anaesthesia was high risk with very low patient survival rates. However it went through considerable advances during the nineteenth century. This set is complete with instruments for obstetrics, neurosurgery, and amputation.

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