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The set contains a large steel hammer, a brain knife, a spine chisel, saws and scalpels – instruments used to carry out a post-mortem. Post-mortems only came into practice in the early 1800s.

The set contains a large steel hammer, a brain knife, a spine chisel, saws and scalpels – instruments used to carry out a post-mortem. Post-mortems only came into practice in the early

Surgeons carried around kits like this one, equipped with an amputation saw, knives, forceps and other surgical equipment

Hooks, handsaws and forceps: The grisly photos that show how soldiers gritted their teeth for surgery in the American Civil War

ANTIQUE SURGICAL SETS (Image is of a cased Parker’s surgical set by George Tiemann -- late eighteenth century)

If the Amendment is only for muskets. Isn't this what your healthcare should be Liberals?

Medieval bloodletting (aka lancing) tools. Henry VIII had a lifelong wound on his leg that built up with infection and he was lanced by his doctors often. Without anesthesia and antibiotics, this was a highly painful and risky procedure- sometimes even resulting in death.

These steel blades were used for bloodletting in the in a similar manner to leeches, until the practice fell into disfavour. Many doctors believed bleeding a patient could cure various ailments and infections, including pneumonia.

Antique 1800s Medical Hemorrhoid Forceps Amputation Clamp Instrument with ox bone guards on one side of the blades.  The blades interlock as they come together forcing the metal, crushig of the tissue.  A spring on the back forces the blades open and a adjustible stop keeps them in locked position.  Instrument has a wonderful nickel silver finish with some old flaking and spotting.  Tool shows lots of medical history.    ~salvart ebay

This tool would have been used as a type of amputation in severe cases for soldiers.

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Antique Victorian trepanation tool available from Woolly Mammoth. More weird and amazing things you can buy online right now: http://www.cultofweird.com/blog/oddities-for-sale/

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Antique Victorian trepanation tool from Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities

1912 Funeral Home POST MORTEM Tool Kit by FRED HALSM Company WEIRD & UNUSUAL | eBay

1912 Funeral Home POST MORTEM Tool Kit by FRED HALSM Company WEIRD & UNUSUAL | eBay

19th Century Cased Tonsillotome by Collin - Phisick | Medical Antiques

A collection of antique medical, surgical and dental instruments. Photographs and articles illuminate a history of medicine for doctors, historians or collectors.

Max Wocher. Trephine Set in Rosewood Box. Scalpels, Trephines, Chisel, a Lenticular and a Double-Ended Elevator Forceps, and a Trephine Brush. Made in Cincinatti, Ohio. Circa 1840's. Trephine Sets were Used for Cutting Out Circular Holes in Bone, usually the Skull, to Relieve Pressure on the Brain or for Surgery.

Max Wocher. Trephine Set in Rosewood Box. Scalpels, Trephines, Chisel, a Lenticular and a Double-Ended Elevator Forceps, and a Trephine Brush. Made in Cincinatti, Ohio. Circa 1840's. Trephine Sets were Used for Cutting Out Circular Holes in Bone, usually the Skull, to Relieve Pressure on the Brain or for Surgery.

1800s Surgical Kit Unboxing

surgical kit owned by Dr. Shearer, who practiced medicine in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania from 1825 to

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