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William Beatty's Bullet Forceps

Description

These bullet forceps are part of William Beatty's surgical kit held within our museum collection. They would have been used to safely extract a bullet from the wound of a patient. Admiral Lord Nelson infamously died from a shot to the shoulder that passed through his chest to the opposite shoulder.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1700-1800s

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

William Beatty's Bullet Forceps

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Files

NAN0505A296_William Beatty Scissors 3.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “William Beatty's Bullet Forceps,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/137.