Condition: New, Made in Greece. Material: Pure Bronze Height: 7 cm - 2,8 inches Width: 12,5 cm - 4,9 inches Length: 1,5 cm - 0,6 inches Weight: 200 g
Ancient Greek Medical Tools Scalpels- Scalpels were a common tool in ancient Greece and are still a common surgical tool to this day. Ancient Scalpels were made in the same basic shape as modern scalpels. The longer scalpels were used to make deeper and longer cuts while the shorter scalpels were used to make delicate incisions for areas around the ribs for example. Hooks-Ancient Greek hooks came in two different types; sharp and blunt. Both of these types are still used today for the same purpose as back then. Blunt hooks were used for raising blood vessels and sharp hooks were used to lift up pieces of soft tissues. These procedures are still common to this day. Uvula Crushing Forceps- These forceps were used to amputate the uvula from the body. The uvula is a soft fleshy tissue that hangs on top of the soft palate in your throat. The forces help to prevent hemorrhaging. These forceps are used sometimes today. Bone Drills- Bone drills were used a lot in Ancient Greece and are still used a lot today. They were and still are used today to remove dead bone tissue from the skull and UFOs (unidentified foreign objects) in the bone. Bone Forceps- These forceps were used to extract small pieces of bone fragments from the bone. These forceps are often used with bone drills in modern-day medicine. Catheters and Bladder sounds-Also a popular tool today, catheters were used to open blocked urinary tracts so that urine could run through the body. Early catheters were hollow, while, modern catheters are solid. Vaginal Speculum- The speculum was one of the most complex medical tools in ancient Greece. Greek doctors had to know about engineering to work with a speculum because of the many moving parts. The speculum is one of the most widely used tools in the modern world and many women have used a speculum at least once in their lives.