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Surgical instruments, 18th century

Surgical instruments, 18th century

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43.9 x 28.4 cm ⏐ 17.3 x 11.2 in (300dpi)

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Caption

Set of neurosurgical instruments dating from eighteenth century England. This set is complete with trephine (for creating holes in the skull) and a skull brush. Trepanning was used to treat a range of ailments from headaches, to epilepsy, and the practice of creating holes in the living human skull dates back to ancient history.

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