A good early example of a Padgett-Hood dermatome, the first type of rotary drum dermatome devised by Earl Padgett, a plastic surgeon and George Hood, mechanical engineer with Downs Surgical. A similar dermatome was used at Kansas University Hospital for their first skin graft in 1938, see www.kumc.edu. In good condition with original box, now polished
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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.
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