Roman Medical and surgical instruments

Posted: April 11, 2019 in History, Roman History
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It is interesting that apart from the materials from which they were made the Roman doctor /surgeons instrument kit resembles that which was still in use up until relatively recent times

Probes, needles and sharp hooks

Probes, needles and sharp hooks

Scoops, probes and spoons

Scoops, probes and spoons

Forceps

Forceps

Catheters

Catheters

These examples all from the collection of the British Museum

Comments
  1. bwcarey says:

    no wonder we need medical insurance?

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