Category: Infection
Estimated Date: 1870
Name: Drainage set

Description: 5” brass syringe with cotton wrapped plunger, 5” simple nickle plated forceps, three trocars each 5.” One standard with silver drainage shield, one with corkscrew like end for removing pus, one with wheel on one screw to adjust depth. All have black ebony checkered handles except corkscrew not checkered. Trocars are steel. Contained in a black box, 6“x 4“x 1.5.” At a time when treatment for chronic infection was limited to surgery and relatively ineffective procedures, drainage was an important part of therapy. Chronic suppuration occurred in many situations and care was frequently palliative.

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Thermometer and case
Drainage set
Nursing Thermometer
Thermometer, Surface
Surface Thermometer