Under the Knife: Development of Modern Surgery

June 23, 2011 - December 15, 2011

Under the Knife: Development of Modern Surgery

Although surgery is still a serious matter in our modern times, it is far less risky than it used to be.  Developments such as blood transfusions, sterilization of instruments and anaesthesiology have made surgery what it is today.  This exhibit showcases instruments of the distant past, such as the trephine set, as well as instruments still used today and the predecessors of modern instruments.  See how surgery used to be, and how far it has come!

This exhibit was created by Student Collections Assistant, Ashley Sullivan.

Grey Roots gratefully acknowledges support from Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions.


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