"Dr Southey's Drainage Trocar" set

Circa 1860
The kit contains trocar with cap, side screw, perforated tubes and plate
in the original case.
Dr. Southeys drainage trocar with 3 cannulae in their case. This set dates from 1860 and is made by Arnold and Sons, England. The case is lined with green fabric, the instruments are made from ivory and silver. The Southeys tubes were used to drain fluid-filled swellings particularly those in the lower legs. This equipment was popular amongst physicians in the mid-nineteenth century
Dr Southey (1835-1899) was an English surgeon who developed this device.

Object detail

silver, other metal, cardboard and ink
box, 2.8 x 11.6 x 5.3 cm
Accession Number
Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
marked: '14-/60/-/Carsberg' ▫ box
name/inscriptions ▫ 'Dr Southey's Drainage Trocar' ▫ box
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category


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