Used for making surgical incisions. Used in a mental health hospital surgery in Victoria, Australia, circa 1930.

Physical Description

"London Hospital" dissector is double ended with a tiny, sharp, spear-shaped instrument at one end and at the other a blunt, slightly rounded, oblong- shaped head, flat on one side and rounded on the other (like a tiny cricket bat). Silver? The middle section is a chrome plated tube with brass screws at each end. Tubular, slightly tapered caps screw on to make a compact case. They are also chrome plated. Made of plated metal.

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