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A surgical instrument set, 1870-1901.

A surgical instrument set, 1870-1901.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


A complete set of metal instruments, manufactured by S Maw, Son and Thompson of London, England. As high temperature sterilization became widespread surgical instruments were made of steel to withstand the heat of the procedure.

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