Prototype of the chain saw created by Drs. Jeffray and Aitken, Scotland, 18th c. Leonardo Gigli developed twisted wire version in 1894. Skippen et al. Scottish Medical Journal, May 2004.
Used to open the skull and in other types of surgery
Steel saw with ebony handles.
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Aitken, John, d. 1790 and Jeffray, James, 1759-1848, “Chain saw,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed February 28, 2021, https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/show/16819.