The dissecting instruments used by Dr Antommarchi for Napoleon’s autopsy
The kit of dissecting instruments used by Dr Antommarchi for Napoleon’s autopsy, which took place at 2pm on 6 May 1821 in the billard room at Longwood House. It is conserved at the Musée de l’Histoire de la médecine à Paris.
Learn more about the autopsy in this video.
- Date :
- early 19th Century
- Technique :
- wood steel, felt, string
- Place held :
- Musée de l'Histoire de la médecine à Paris
- Photo credit :
- photo © Fondation Napoléon / Rebecca Young