scalpel

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a thin straight surgical knife used in dissection and surgery

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Sims convinced the reluctant patient to undergo surgery without anesthesia, and later recorded: "I think it was one of the happiest moments of my life when I saw the matter [pus] flow and come welling up opposite that bistoury [scalpel].
Other medical items on sale include a bistoury, a very thin curved blade designed to help remove strangulated hernias, a Georgian thumb lancet used for blood letting and a selection of bleeding cups used to collect blood, expected to fetch around pounds 200 each.
After decalcification, the pieces containing the sockets of the right upper jaw incisors were obtained through an incision with a bistoury at the level of the sagittal medium plan, going by the incisive papilla.
The hand of the patient being firmly fixed, he [Dupuytren] commenced by making a transverse incision, ten lines in length [12 lines = 1"], opposite the metacarpo-phalangeal articulation of the ring-finger, the bistoury divided first the skin, then the palmar aponeurosis with a crackling noise audible to the ear.
To flay, to scarify, and to disjoint the cow was a complicated occupation; the hand rapidly became practiced at using the knife like a bistoury along the tissues to separate the fat, the meat, and the bone.