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Postby madjon » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:49 pm

looking at roman spathomele at the moment, trying to look for sources of information and pictures for a dreaded presentation i have to do about one, any suggestions for sources?



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Postby madjon » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:35 pm

maybe i should say roman spatulas and medical equipment?



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Postby Medicus Matt » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:33 pm

What sort of stuff, just general photos of artifacts or something a bit more detailed?

As the handle suggests, this is a subject that I know a bit about. :wink:

Course, what you really want is to buy a nice full set of reproduction roman surgeons scalpels, probes, saws, trephines etc... all beautifully made and in very good condition if you ignore the blood.


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Postby madjon » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:50 pm

i have an artefact presentation to do in may on a roman medical spatula, leaf shaped pointy handle, its part of a course im doing, so im looking for general information and stuff i can read up on use as references etc,
if you happen to have one for sale then that would be good.
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Postby Medicus Matt » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:28 pm

Double post.
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Postby Medicus Matt » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:31 pm

Oh, that's a nice one. Very similar to one I've got from Naples.
Spathomele are the single most common of all roman medical instruments; form, size etc can vary enormously and they're not always for surgical purposes. I've got a list of all the different uses for spathomele cited by classical writers if you're interested?

That particular one may have been a pharmacological one, the long thin end being used for stirring medicaments and the spatulate end for spreading the ointment. However, I've also found that the spatulate ends on the double-ended repro that I've got is excellent for for both 'blunt' dissections and for pushing muscle and sinew out of the way.

This is a pretty good general site for roman medicine roman surgical stuff

However, I don't know if there's much else on the net that's going to be useful to you. I can give you the titles of some good books and I'll happily give you any other info you might find useful, along with the relevent references.


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Postby madjon » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:00 pm

references and books would be great, uses cited by classical authors would be really good as well, do you know if i can get a repro one?
i cant take the original along as the museum curator guards things jealously, thanks for the help



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Postby Medicus Matt » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:11 pm

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Postby Brennivs(Tony Drake) » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:09 pm

Here is my own surgical set it is a great subject and I had many hours enjoyment doing it :D
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If you need any Info I might be able to help :D
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