Dental key - Garengeot key - MARIAUD - Second half of the 19th century

Condition: Used

Dental key - Garengeot key - MARIAUD - Second half of the 19th century

Key in wrought iron and ebony handle and interchangeable screw hook, mid-19th century of the manufacturer Mariaud. 

The handle is unscrewable to reveal a screwdriver housed inside the cavity to unscrew the screw that allows the hook change.

Instrument intended for the extraction of molars by torsion-traction, often used for its ease by dentists but much criticized in the 19th century for the ravages that it could cause by pulling pieces of gums, fractured teeth etc...

The tooth wedged between a hook and a panneton could not resist the operator’s twisting motion, similar to that done by opening a lock, hence the name of the instrument, which sometimes removed with the tooth a piece of maxillary...

Length 14.3cm

For more information on the Garengeot keys: https://www.biusante.parisdescartes.fr/mvad/002-06.php

125,00 €

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