(from Surgeons’ Hall Museum, Edinburgh)
One of the earliest published descriptions of this instrument (possibly the earliest), was by a famous Scottish surgeon-anatomist who collected examples from other surgeons and made modifications.
What is the instrument called, what was it used for and who was the surgeon ?
Clue – his portrait hangs in Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh, venue of the BSHM September Congress
submitted by Iain Macintyre