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Title

Lithotomy Set

Description

Lithotomy is a surgical method for the removal of stones formed inside the urinary tract, bladder and gallbladder. This set contains a selection of instruments in a wooden box, with a dark brown velvet lining. The set includes a lithotomy scoop, three pairs of lithotomy forceps, three Buchanan’s lithotomy staffs, two Key’s lithotomy knives and one Fergusson’s lithotomy knife.

The box has an inscription reading ‘Dr Eben Watson.’ Ebenezer Watson (1824-1886) was the son of James Watson (1787-1871), often referred to as ‘The Father of the Faculty.’

Ebenezer Watson graduated from the University of Glasgow in Medicine 1846. He was appointed surgeon to Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1856 and was president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1872 to 1874.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/193

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Materials

Metal

Lithotomy Set

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

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Lithotomy Set
Lithotomy Set

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Citation

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd, “Lithotomy Set,” Heritage, accessed September 27, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/289.