Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Padgett dermatome

I have just moved south of the river Thames to St George's Hospital in Tooting. A few of us decided to tidy up the registrars office and came across these old dermatomes gathering dust on the top shelf.

The 'new and improved' Padgett dermatome is a museum piece. It was one of the first drum dermatomes and dates from the 1930s-40s. The beautifully illustrated manual was dated 1948.

G.W. Pierce wrote an article in 1942 commending the great advances this dermatome provided.

Must find out more about them . . .

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