An example of Dr. Corrigan’s Button Cautery, described by Sir Dominic Corrigan in Dublin in 1846. In an article in the Dublin Hospital Gazette, Corrigan described its use, when mildly heated, as a counter irritation for muscle pain.
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Fletcher Wallis sells objects and books relating to the history of science, medicine and technology from his unit at Admiral Vernon Arcade Portobello Road. He publishes books through Vernier Press, including Antique Medicine Chests, and Corkscrew Patents from 1795. He has been dealing for thirty five years.