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Title
 
A Doctor’s Tonsil Guillotine
1930s
Description
 
This tonsillectomy tool came from a GP's surgery in London Road, Thornton Heath. In the 1920s it was quite common to have your tonsils taken out by your GP. By the mid 1930s this operation was usually done in hospital. Audrey Neeves had her tonsils removed by her GP, Dr Pajgar, in Thornton Heath in 1933 when she was 7. This equipment came from a GP's surgery in London Road, Thornton Heath.
Object Name
 
medical instrument
Date
 
1930-1940
Material
 
metal
Measurements
 
whole: 30 x 240 x 60mm
Theme
 
Home & Community | Health
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 3 | Kiosk 2
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service