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Stanton trephine set

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Dates
1730
1740
circa 1730-1740
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.226.1 a-j
Description
Trephine set in a shagreen leather covered case with decorative brass fittings including bail style handle, lock hinges and swing latches and four domed brass mounts on the bottom (j); interior covered in red velvet and red twill tape attached to one side holds top to bottom when opened; contents i…
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Accession Number
1969.226.1 a-j
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Trephining -- trephine
Description
Trephine set in a shagreen leather covered case with decorative brass fittings including bail style handle, lock hinges and swing latches and four domed brass mounts on the bottom (j); interior covered in red velvet and red twill tape attached to one side holds top to bottom when opened; contents include (a) a handle that incorporates the elevators; (b) scraper or raspatory; (c) lenticular knife; (d) cranium forceps; (e) perforator; (f) smaller trephine; (g) larger trephine; (h) a key to remove the central pin from the trephine; (i) an ivory-handled brush; missing one instrument and key for case.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - handle
b - raspatory
c - lenticular knife
d - forceps
e - perforator
f - trephine
g - trephine
h - key
i - brush
j - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Stanton
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1730
1740
circa 1730-1740
Material
metal: silver
ivory: white
leather: black
fabric: crimson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - handle - Length 6.5 cm
b - raspatory
c - lenticular knife
d - forceps - Length 14.5 cm
e - perforator
f - trephine - Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
g - trephine - Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
h - key
i - brush - Length 6.5 cm
j - case - Length 21.0 cm x Width 21.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Raspatory missing; lining pulled from inside of lid; #4: corrosion on metal of casing; minor stains from corrosion on metal components
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://antiquescientifica.com/catalog.htm
Research Facts
An English c. 1730 antique trephine set with fine gull wing trephine. The bone disk forceps elevator is that of Dr. Samuel Sharp (1709-1778), FRS, who was an accomplished surgeon at Guy's Hospital, London. This rare antique neurosurgical kit is thought to have been made by the surgical instrument maker Edward Stanton, At the Saw and Crown, in Lombard Street, London, who was active between 1738 and 1744.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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