Lithotomy instrument set, London, England, 1810–1850

Active selection in cart:
Lithotomy instrument set, London, England, 1810–1850. All the necessary equipment to carry out lithotomy surgery – in which stones (hard masses) are cut from the bladder – is contained in this set. The kit contains six staffs used to cut stones, four uterine sounds for exploring internal cavities, a scoop to remove stones, forceps, two gorgets and three bistouries (which are cutting instruments), and four scalpels. made by Savigny and Co, some of the instruments have textured handles to improve grip. These are made from ebony, a hard wearing wood. Lithotomy staff. Bistoury caché. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: v8ryce23.

Free public domain image

To download this free image, please register (this takes just 30 seconds) or log in.

Video guide

This is one of 891,612 free hi-res public domain images, selected from major public collections to complement the Look and Learn archive, and to save you time and money. Typically, it may be used for any purpose, but users should check the precise terms and satisfy themselves that the intended use will not infringe the rights of any third party.

Buy products

You can buy personalised gifts, including t-shirts, tote bags and mousemats, featuring this image from our print partner, Zazzle:

Choose products

Can we help?

Look and Learn is one of the world’s leading sources of historical and cultural images for personal and commercial use. Feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.

Links