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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001415 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front, back and sides; the oute…
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Accession Number
997001415 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front, back and sides; the outer end is rounded; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 26.8 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B. N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD" stamped into the metal just above the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor staining; no corrosion is visible; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 5 cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126; came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.416-.421)
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001416 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are s…
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Accession Number
997001416 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end tapers to a blunt point; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 31.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 21.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Snowden
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "SNOWDEN // PHILA" stamped into the metal just above the handle; the handle has the number "2" stamped into one side of the wood, just below the blade.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor non-active corrosion at the tip; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 6.5-cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible; #2: returned in same condition; #3: 7.5-cm crack in handle; wear and tarnish on blade; a few adhesions.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126; came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415, .417-.421)
Exhibit History
Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003; On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001418 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a rounded outer tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the blade flares out from the tip to the other end; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has c…
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Accession Number
997001418 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a rounded outer tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the blade flares out from the tip to the other end; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end is rounded; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B. N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; one side of the blade shows a fair amount of non-active corrosion; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 6 cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible; (2): approximately 4.5-cm crack along length of handle; inactive corrosion on blade; tarnish on blade.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126; came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415-.417, .419-.421)
Exhibit History
On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001420 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a tapered sharp pointed tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into …
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Accession Number
997001420 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a tapered sharp pointed tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end tapers to a blunt point; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 37.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 26.6 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B. N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "SNOW [illeg.] // PHILA" stamped into the metal just above the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor staining; no corrosion is visible; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 7-cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126; came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415-.419, .421)
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Carroll's knot tier

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Dates
1872
1915
circa 1872-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.194.1
Description
Scissor-like metal instrument with opposing hooks at each tip.
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Accession Number
1969.194.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Suture Techniques
Description
Scissor-like metal instrument with opposing hooks at each tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Tiemann
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1872
1915
circa 1872-1915
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Near the hinge: "Tiemann" in German-type script.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface is mottled with black spots.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Tiemann catalogue, 1872, p. 28 (Fig. 92); Tiemann catalogue, 1889, p. 92 (Fig. 1458); CD #UHN
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.1
Description
Metal lancet with arrow-head shaped end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal lancet with arrow-head shaped end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
9.5 cm
Width
0.9 cm
Height
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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scalpel and finger knife

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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.10
Description
Short metal scalpel and long finger knife in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on each end so they can be swivelled in and out of the case; there is a catch on each end where the blades are attached to keep them in an open position. There is a maker's mark on the scalpel blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Short metal scalpel and long finger knife in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on each end so they can be swivelled in and out of the case; there is a catch on each end where the blades are attached to keep them in an open position. There is a maker's mark on the scalpel blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
21.0 cm
Width
1.2 cm
Height
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor rusting on the blades; some cracking and pieces missing on the ends of case from the shock of the catches.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.2
Description
Metal lancet with arrow-head shaped end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal lancet with arrow-head shaped end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
9.5 cm
Width
1.0 cm
Height
0.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor rusting on blade
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.3
Description
Metal bistoury with sharp tapered end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, with a catch on the end that is stuck. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal bistoury with sharp tapered end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, with a catch on the end that is stuck. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
13.2 cm
Width
1.2 cm
Height
0.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some cracking and missing pieces on ends of tortoise shell case because of the shock from the catch.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.4
Description
Metal bistoury with curved pointed blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, and there is a catch on the end to secure the blade in place when opened. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal bistoury with curved pointed blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, and there is a catch on the end to secure the blade in place when opened. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
13 cm
Width
1.3 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor rusting on blade and ends of tortoise shell cracked and missing.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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