Recent Examples of scalpel from the Web
The good doctor uses a needle or small scalpel to create an opening in each milium, followed by tweezers to squeeze each one out — but that's not always enough.
However, instead of putting the play under the scalpel, Beauchamp remains faithful to the script.
Cutting and splicing the genome could be a great deal cheaper than using scalpels and lasers on the body.
The first requires a scalpel to one’s heart and the second requires one lay down their sword.
According to Mike Cummings of Yale News, Hebb used surgical scalpels to chip away at the paint, uncovering four figures located at the bottom of the painting.
Dressed in a white boiler suit, blue surgical gloves and a dust mask, the vet leaned over and delicately sliced the animal's stomach open with a scalpel.
In Firestarter, a child is literally the fire-starter of the title, and in Pet Sematary, a kid slashes his neighbor's Achilles tendon with a scalpel.
Infection rates plummeted when Lister used carbolic acid to wash hands and scalpels, to dress wounds, and to sterilize sutures.
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