A vey rare Fabricius’s canula for head cautery, late 17th century

A vey rare Fabricius’s canula for head cautery, late 17th century



late 17th century

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Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments, Therapeutic & Functional Aids


A really rare head’s surgery instrument invented by Girolamo Fabrizi d’Acquapendente (or Fabricius) at the beginning of 17th century and used in the case of the cauterization and suture of the coronal bone.

A canula in iron protects the other parts from the warm cautery (here also present).

See the last picture showing an illustration extracted from a French version of Fabrizi’s works published in 1658.


The Fabrizi’s canula is in high quality iron well crafted, the cautery (coming from the same genuine provenance) has a simple wooden handle.


A very rare set and perfect genuine condition.

18,7 cm


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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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