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Mouth gag, circa 1870

Mouth gag, circa 1870

C017/8385

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Caption

Steel mouth gag with a cross hatched ebony handle. This would have been used to pry open the mouths of patients with lock-jaw or to hold the jaw in position for tooth extraction. This instrument is English and dates from around 1870.

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