Placental auger, metal (nickel-plated?); concave handle and 1½ spiral at the other end, blunt.
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Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Newton Albert Powell (d. 1935).
Storage Room 0010
Length 29.8 cm x Width 4.5 cm
Similar instrument found in Betz catalogue, p. 177, item # 3N1085
Dr. Powell died in 1935; this material might have been a bequest. Used for miscarriages, etc. "An atrocious invention. . . . Fit only as a horrible example in a Museum -- even in a church fellowship meeting I would not speak to any man who used these." - N.A. Powell