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Craniotomy Set

This craniotomy set is from the mid-19th century. The trephines and skull saw have ebony handles. As sterilisation using steam became more common in the late 1800s, instruments increasingly became all metal as ebony warped making it difficult to sterilise.

Craniotomy Set
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