Trepanning set, English, c 1750s.

Image number: 10327435

Trepanning set, English, c 1750s.

Trepanning is the removal of a piece of bone from the skull. The instruments are of a type introduced by Samuel Sharp (1700-1778) of Guy's Hospital, who wrote 'Treatise on the operation of surgery' (1739). The box is identical to those used by the London scientific instrument maker Benjamin Martin (1704-1782).

Image number:
10327435
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
13 January 2004 12:48
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Science Museum