HoS Advent Calendar 2016

16th-century Surgical Instruments: Forcipes denticulatae

Jean Tagault was a lecturer in surgery and anatomy at the University of Paris in the mid–16th century. His manual on surgery included not only descriptions of how to perform various procedures that ranged from the relatively trivial and non-invasive to the more cringe-worthy invasive operation. Here he displays a particularly ornate pair of toothed […]