JWM Turner, Battle of Trafalgar, 1806-8 (Tate)
The display focusses on naval surgeons from the inveterate explorer, George Bass to surgeons currently serving in the Navy or Naval reserve. The Surgeon's Chest board has images of early 19th century instruments - most of these are from our own collections (via NZ office) and when they return from the conservator, they will also be displayed.
Trephine and handle, early 19th century
Elizabeth Milford, RACS Archivist