A Surgeon’s trepanning tool

Item:
380
Region:
Britain
Type:
Miscellaneous
Description:
A Surgeon’s trepanning tool, 19th century. Made from plated steel and with a circular crown saw to bore a ¾” hole, this has a retractable centring spike and a chequered ebony handle. Made to bore holes in the skull to let out the “humours”.
Metrics:
Height 4½” (11.4cms)
Price:
£145