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Macewen's Osteotomes

Description

Set of osteotomes, made by a Glasgow blacksmith, T. H. Macdonald, according to the specifications of the surgeon, Sir William Macewen. This was a new type of instrument devised and named by Macewen and used alongside the chisel in bone operations. The manufacture of the osteotomes was described in detail in Macewen's book, "Osteotomy", published in 1880. This particular set of osteotomes was used by Macewen with great success and he performed hundreds of osteotomies with them.

Date

1875

Identifier

2003/8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Macewen's Osteotomes

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Files

2003.8_Osteotome 3 27th.jpg
2003.8_Osteotome 5 27th.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Macewen's Osteotomes,” Heritage, accessed November 14, 2019, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/247.