Skin-grafting razor, English, second half of 19th century.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Skin-grafting razor, English, second half of 19th century.

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Description

Made of steel and ebony, the razor posibly belonged to Thiersh and was manufactured by Baker, London. Skin grafting is the surgical technique of repairing injured skin by placing pieces of skin taken from elsewhere on the patient's body over the damaged area. It is often used to treat burns victims.
 

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10287787
 

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