Trephine or Trepan

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Item Description

  • Trephine or Trepan was a surgical instrument used to open the cranium. It was essentially a device to drill a circular hole in the head. The example pictured here had perpendicular teeth, a center pin and a screw button in the shaft of the barrel to raise or lower the pin.
Date created
  • 02265
Resource type
Holding entity
Archival collection
  • History of Medicine Collection
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