The three instruments illustrated are from an 18th century surgical instrument set, mainly for trephination, but including two amputation instruments, in a leather case. Also illustrated is a copy of Brambilla�s textbook of military surgery.
Case of amputation instruments, several makers, Scottish
Cutting dilator, Whistler type, for stenosis of the larynx, steel, nickel plated, by Down Bros. of London, with 2 spare heads
Bullet extractor, made out of steel, incomplete.
Balasegarams liver retractor, stainless steel, by Downs Surgical Ltd., England.
O'Dwyer intubation set, children�s, cased, incomplete, nickel plated steel instruments, probably English.
Carbolic spray for creating antiseptic conditions during surgery, modification by Lucas-Championniere of Lister's invention, made by Collin and Company of Paris; French
Two iron artificial arms and an amputation saw. Previously, it was thought that the arms may have been owned by Gotz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), the German knight and adventurer. Artificial limbs such as these were expensive items made by armoure
Tracheotomy set, complete, metal and ivory instruments in leather case, by S. Maw, Son & Thompson of London.
Case of trephination instruments, c. 1731-1770. 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' (17