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Dupuytren-type lithotome, Paris, France, 1825-1835

Science Museum, London

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This object was used to cut the bladder in order to remove stones (hard mass in the bladder) – a practice known as lithotomy. Baron Guillaume Dupuytren (1777-1835), a French surgeon and pathologist, invented this double bladed lithotome for the bi-lateral lithotomy procedure he developed in 1812. This procedure became widely used from the 1850s onwards. maker: Grangeret Place made: Paris, Ville de Paris, Île-de-France, France



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