The Artifacts in the Photo Gallery includes the surgical instruments of Kordofan and other tribes as examples of the arsenal of instruments the traditional healers in the Sudan possess. These include knives, saws, lancets, hooks, probes fashioned of iron, ivory or wood, scalpels, forceps, snares, prongs, clamps, cupping instruments, curettes, splints, etc.

The variety and sophistication of these instruments can not be taken separately from the current level of technology. Systematic study of these instruments is necessary.




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