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William Beatty Surgical Kit

Description

William Beatty was a naval surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), and was present at the death of vice Admiral Horatio Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar.
Admiral Nelson was shot through the shoulder with a musket ball, perforating both lungs before lodging beneath his right scapula.
This surgical set contains trephine heads, surgical knives, and a tourniquet as well as several other items.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1805

William Beatty Surgical Kit

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Citation

Unknown, “William Beatty Surgical Kit,” Heritage, accessed December 10, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/54.