Basil Hall�s ovariotomy clamp, 1910-1920.

Basil Hall's ovariotomy clamp, 1910-1920.
This instrument is composed of nickel-plated steel and was manufactured by Down Bros. of London. Basil Hall designed this clamp to be used during ovariotomy operations of the type devised by Ernst Wertheim (1864-1920) of Vienna. The operation was first undertaken in 1906, and involved the removal of the uterus and all its appendages. It was developed to treat patients with cervical cancer.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1910-1920
Inventory number :
A613629