Ivory and silver trocar
Drainage, Surgical--Equipment and supplies
Surgical instruments and apparatus
Used to drain hydroceles
Ivory handle with a silver needle and an ivory cap to cover the needle. The top of this delicately carved piece unscrews to reveal a silver cannula sheath which is inserted over the central needle. The ivory body of the trocar is marked with the number "2".
McGuire Medical Instruments Collection
Health Sciences Library
State University of New York at Buffalo
Phisick Medical Antiques
Contact the History of Medicine Collection, http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/hsl/history/
Ivory and silver
“Ivory and silver trocar,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed December 18, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/16904.