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Whitehead Mouth Gag

 

 

This section is contributed by Ernst Zadrobilek and will be regularly updated to take account of comments on this version.

 

Last updated: February 21, 2005.

 

 

In 1877, Walter Whitehead (1840 to 1913, surgeon in Manchester, England) designed a new mouth gag particularly for facilitating oropharyngeal operative procedures. The Whitehead mouth gag was a double-arm frame gag with a stop to lock and unlock the bilateral ratchet; various modifications of this mouth gag have been developed and manufactured. 

 

 

Whitehead Mouth Gag with Tongue Retractor (Manufacturer Unknown, Object Number 1)


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