- The Gigli surgical saw allowed faster, easier, and safer opening of the skull. The form originated with Leonardo Gigli (1863–1908), an Italian surgeon and obstetrician.
- Ref: W. W. Keen, “On the Use of the Gigli Wire Saw to Obtain Access to the Brain,” The Philadelphia Medical Journal (Jan. 1, 1889): 323-33.
- Dan Aurel Nica, et. al., “Leonardo Gigli and the Gigli Saw—Gigli Redividus,” World Neurosurgery 135 (March 2020): 35-37.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- gigli saw
- chain saw
- surgical instrument
- overall, uncoiled: 5/8 in x 18 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 46.6725 cm x 6.35 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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