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Doyen Brace

From the Collection of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 250-290 Spring Street East Melbourne Victoria

Small Brace measuring 25.5 cm, from the handle to the socket. It is nickel plated.
25.5 cm long
Object Registration
doyen, brace, lindon, marten, surgery, neurosurgery.
Historical information
This brace ws used in Adelaide by Dr R. Humphrey Marten (1860-1933). he was an English general practitioner who graduated from University College Hospital in 1883. He came to Australia as custodian of a mentally deranged patient. Martins fee allowed him to return to England and obtain a degree from Cambridge. in 1888 he returned to Adelaide and became a very successful physician and surgeon, said to be the first surgeon in South Australian to remove a brain tumor in 1901.
The brace was later used by Sir Leonard Lindon (1896- 1978) one of the eight founders of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, who had married Marten's daughter.
When Made
late 19th/ early 20th century
Made By
Jetter & Scheerer (Maker)
Having been used by two important figures in surgery during the 20th century this item is an excellent representation of the brace described by Eugene Doyen (1859-1916) of Paris in 1896. It is used in conjunction with a perforator, spherical burrs and a n electric saw.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM