Concealed Tonsillectomy Lancet

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A rare device for lancing quinsy by G Tieman (sic)

An example is seen in Elizabeth Bennion’s Antique Medical Instruments P 107 who quotes Heisler (1683-1758) “An instrument maker of Amsterdam showed me a new instrument for opening suppurated tonsils, the inventor of which is unknown to me … which appears like a spatula and in which is contained the lancet”

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