Laryngeal instruments, early 20th century.
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Laryngeal instruments, early 20th century. A syringe, lancet, forceps and cutting dilator. The syringe belonged to the German laryngologist, Profesor Adelbert von Tobold (1827-1907); the lancet and forceps belonged to the famous English surgeon, Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837-1892) and the cutting dilator, made by Down of London, was used by Whistler for stenosis of the larynx. It is made of steel with nickel plating, and with two spare heads.