998.1.18: Scarificator, 19th Cent.

Additional Images

998.1.18: Scarificator.
Image No. 2074 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Lacquered octagonal 12 blade scarificator in a 2 part box. The lever handle on the top is used to release the spring-loaded round blades. The screw mechanism in the center top adjusts the cutting depth and the side button is a locking device. 'GERMANY' is stamped into lever handle.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.18
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 7 cm
  • Width: 6 cm
  • Depth: 5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Scarificator
  • b) Box base
  • c) Box lid

Object Materials

  • blued steel,
  • brass,
  • card,
  • lacquer,
  • leather,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. William Edward French
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Bill French [1920-1992] who was a general surgeon at the Burris Clinic, Kamloops British Columbia circa 1952 to 1972. In 1972 he joined the Workers Compensation Board in Vancouver and moved to Tsawwassen.