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Curiosity Cabinet: Episode 2 – Can you identify this instrument?

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Welcome to the The Curiosity Cabinet, episode 2!

This is the second in our regular video series showcasing an interesting item from our McGuire Historical Instrument Collection.

View the video on Youtube at

What is the name of this instrument and what was it used for?

Hints given in the video:

  • It is a surgical instrument.
  • Itwas manufactured in France around 1700.
  • It was used in the world’s oldest recorded surgery.

Please submit your answers to Linda Lohr by June 30, 2012.

The prize for the first correct answer received is a set of our beautiful Botanical Notecards — Happy Guessing!

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