An ivory surgical presentation set. The cartouche on the brass bound mahogany box reads: “The Middlesex Hospital” Governor’s Prize. Awarded to Mr. Robert Harry Lords. Session 1868 to 1869″
The top tray contains a full complement of ivory handled scalpels, bistouries, needle threaders and tenaculum hooks all signed Meyer and Meltzer. The lid compartment contains two scissors (one a contemporaneous replacement) one pair of scissor handled and two hand forceps. The lower tray contains a crosshatched ivory metacarpal saw, a director, two silver tracheotomy tubes, a crosshatched ivory and silver trocar and a pair of bone forceps.