Surgical instrument case and instruments, English, 1650-1700.

Image number: 10287774

Surgical instrument case and instruments, English, 1650-1700.

The case is made of silver mounted shagreen (fish skin), bearing the arms of the Barber Surgeons' Company. The instruments consist of scissors, a tongue depressor, forceps, probes, and lancets. The double-edged blades of the lancets are placed between tortoise-shell covers with inverted screws, they were used for opening veins for blood letting. The various sizes and shapes of lancet were used on veins of different sizes or locations.

Image number:
10287774
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:43
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

Related Images

3 related image(s)