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Lithotomy set, Paris, France, 1820-1860

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Glossary: gorget

An instrument used in the operation for removal of stones from the bladder. It is a director or guide with a wide groove.

Glossary: lithotomy

The operation of cutting stones from the hollow organs, such as the kidney or bladder.

Glossary: lithotomy instrument set

Instrument set for performing lithotomies - The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder.

Glossary: lithotomy staff

The grooved director for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder

Glossary: stone

A hard solid made of undissolved minerals and found in the kidneys or bladder.