Tre medical instruments: A. Bone Lever (fox) / B. Spoon / tongue depressor C.Surgical Knife / Bone Lever (Probably Roman period)

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Tre medical instruments: A. Bone Lever (fox) / B. Spoon /  C.: Surgical Knife / Bone Lever (Probably Roman period)

A. Bone Lever (fox)

real jewels though was a user tool. Concludes in head fox

Perhaps the most elegant tool, actual artwork could keep on hand the doctor at any time if he lived. This particular type of instruments is relatively rare and found mostly in very rich instrumentaria.

B. Spoon / tongue depressor

Spoons were used by physicians, as well as private citizens, to prepare and take pharmaceutical substances and to warm ointments that had to flow onto the infected area.

C. Surgical Knife / Bone Lever

Dual – purpose istrument

The handle of Knife used like bone level

During antiquity, physicians used the blade of this instrument to cut as well as to cauterize a wound, i.e., to apply very high heat locally, with the end goal of stopping the bleeding and destroying the pathological tissues of ulcers, fistulas, tumors and dermatoses (xiv.786)

Product Description

study – diligence: George Damianos
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design material: brass
artist’s: Nikos and Panos
dimensions: A.: 14,5 cm B. 18cm  C.: 17,8cm
edition year: 2016
prototype year: Probably Roman period
based on: A. & B. National Archaeological museum, Athens / C. museum of Epidauro
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A. Bone Lever (fox)

real jewels though was a user tool. Concludes in head fox

Perhaps the most elegant tool, actual artwork could keep on hand the doctor at any time if he lived.

The aesthetic of ancient people is largely admired in places of worship and palaces. We rarely meet this aesthetic in small, usefull tools, as those of a chiropractor. In Egypt, Rome, China the doctor’s toolls were just usefull. But in ancient Greece were astonishing samples of art, always in the service of human need. Justifying the phrase of Thukidides “of our private establishments forms a daily source of pleasure and helps to banish the spleen”

Such a sample is exposed to Athens, National Archaeological Museum.

This particular type of instruments is relatively rare and found mostly in very rich instrumentaria.

The physicians of antiquity describe bone levers as instruments that were usd to move fractured bones into position. Physicians were instructed to have different sizes available and use the type best suited to each case.

B. Spoon / tongue depressor

Such a sample is exposed to Athens, National Archaeological Museum.

Spoons were used by physicians, as well as private citizens, to prepare and take pharmaceutical substances and to warm ointments that had to flow onto the infected area.

C. Surgical Knife / Bone Lever

Dual – purpose istrument

The handle of Knife used like bone level

During antiquity, physicians used the blade of this instrument to cut as well as to cauterize a wound, i.e., to apply very high heat locally, with the end goal of stopping the bleeding and destroyingthe pathological tissues of ulcers, fistulas, tumooursand dermatoses (xiv.786)

 

reference
  1. Hygeia, museum of cycladic art
  2. Boudon-Millot, Véronique, Alessia Guardasole, and Caroline Magdelaine, eds. La science médicale antique: Nouveaux regards; études réunies en l’honneur de Jacques Jouanna. Paris: Beauchesne, 2007.
  3. Michaelides, Demetrios, ed. Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Oxford: Oxbow, 2014.
  4. Nutton, Vivian. Ancient Medicine. 2d ed. New York: Routledge, 2013.
  5. Schwartz, S.I., J.E. Fischer, F. C. Spencer, G.T. Shires, and J.M. Daly. Principles of Surgery, 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998
  6. Scarborough, J. 1968. Roman Medicine and the Legions: A Reconsideration. Medical History 12: 254-61.

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