Davis herniotomy instrument
Hernia--Surgery--Equipment and supplies
Used in hernia surgery
Instrument constructed from ebony and silver and is comprised of a cylinder hinged in two halves, a needle and a cover. After restoring the hernia the apparatus was inserted and the handle then removed, leaving the cover in place for 6-8 days to produce adhesions which would seal off the hernia. Which "By the most earnest advocates have been considered applicable to the to the smallest most recent and least troublesome hernias" their value being otherwise "denied or seriously questioned."
John Mappin (Firm : Birmingham, England)
Health Sciences Library
State University of New York at Buffalo
Phisick Medical Antiques
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Ebony and silver
Davis, Redfern and John Mappin (Firm : Birmingham, England), “Davis herniotomy instrument,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed April 21, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/16865.