A pair of broad bladed ivory and steel haemorrhoid forceps. The haemorrhoids were “fixed” by clamping them between the two closed blades and the resulting strangulation of their blood supply would cause them to drop off. No doubt bringing some water to the eyes!
The handle is engraved with “5” and the makers mark “R Kutill”. A similar type of instrument can be seen in Elisabeth Bennion’s book Antique Medical Instruments on pages 65 & 88.
- From the Phisick collection