Items Tagged Neurosurgery


ACCESSION NUMBER: 1974.13.1 Object Name: McKenzie’s leucotome Manufacturer: Down Bros Date Made: 1940-1949 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Surgical Instruments Psychosurgery — instrumentation Neurosurgery — instrumentation Neurology — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION First undertaken in 1935 by Portuguese neuropsychiatrist Dr. Antonio … Continue reading

Hey’s Saw

ACCESSION NUMBER: 997001102 Object Name: Hey’s Saw Manufacturer: unknown Date Made: circa 1860 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Trephining — trephine; Trephining – instrumentation; Neurosurgery — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Trepanning, also known as trephining, dates back at least 7000 years to the … Continue reading


ACCESSION NUMBER: 1934.13.1 a-c Object Name: Trephines Maker: Unknown Date Made: Circa 1847 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Surgical Instruments; Neurosurgery — instrumentation; Trephining — trephine ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Trephining or trepanation is a procedure where a hole is cut through … Continue reading