Roman Medical and surgical instruments

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

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