It was mentioned when Lyra Silvertongue and Pantalaimon, her dæmon, eavesdropped on the Oblation Board at their Bolvangar: a doctor said that the Silver Guillotine is an improvement on the anbaric scalpel. At Mrs Coulter's cocktail party, Lyra overheard a man saying that the children don't suffer, yet after seeing Tony Makarios that is known to Lyra to be untrue. The anbaric scalpel method was used by using anesthetics on the child, perhaps to reduce shock or to just make the job easier, because anesthetics were not used with the silver gulliotine.
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- Northern Lights, Chapter 16