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Title

Mathieu-Style Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, c 1929.

Tonsil Guillotines are surgical instruments used during a tonsillectomy, a procedure where the palatine tonsils are removed.

The hook of the guillotine is placed around the tonsil and a sharp blade passes through to slice the tonsil off. Much caution was required to prevent haemorrhaging in the patient.

Creator

Mathieu, France

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2003/135

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 26 cm

Materials

Metal

Mathieu-Style Tonsil Guillotine

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 26 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.135_mathieu style guillotine 7.jpg
2003.135_mathieu style guillotine 13.jpg

Collection

Citation

Mathieu, France, “Mathieu-Style Tonsil Guillotine,” Heritage, accessed December 13, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/178.