Surgical instrument set, India, before 1936
The two lancets and one probe in this small instrument set fit neatly into the folding case. The lancets were likely used for bloodletting. Bloodletting is a traditional part of Ayurvedic medicine, but is rarely used today. The probe applied medical treatments to wounds, eyes and ears. It also assisted examination of parts of the body.
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Glossary: surgical instrument set
Set of instruments to be used for surgery. A physician would often build up their own collection of favoured tools in order to feel as comfortable as possible when carrying out surgery.
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