Rediscovering and collecting these antique instruments is becoming an increasingly common pastime within the medical fields.
Dr. Laurie Slater shares the history of surgical tools and medical antiques with amazing pictures. Learn how these tools were used and how today they might be considered torture and quackery.
Collecting is a non-specific science. The methods, but not the information, used to collect in one area are usually applicable to collecting in another. There are steps you have to take to understand how, what, and when to collect. If one just goes out and starts accumulating "stuff" then there is no order or flow to building a high-grade collection. During the past twenty years, I have collected in several areas: gold coins, Winchester rifles, antique fishing lures, surgical and amputation sets so I know 'how to' collect.