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Accession # SRM1993-18.1

Bistoury

19th century


A bistoury is a narrow surgical knife used to open abcesses or fistulas (abnormal connective tissues or passageways between two organs that generally do not connect). This tortoise shell handled bistoury displays the maker's mark, "Atkinson."




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