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Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Description

Petit's tourniquet, cloth, leather and metal, c 1860s.

Tourniquets have been in use since the time of Ancient Greece, and were mainly used when amputating a limb. Any other surgical use of the tourniquet was not introduced until the 1800s. The tourniquet was tightened by twisting a rod to which it was attached. It wasn’t until an invention by Jean Louis Petit in 1718 that the mechanism was altered. Instead of tightening the tourniquet band with a rod, the tourniquet could be tightened with a screw. Such a style of tourniquet can be found within the College’s instrument store.

Creator

S. Maw & Son

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.25

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm

Materials

Metal and fabric.

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm

Materials

Metal and fabric.

Files

2003.12.25_Petit tourniquet 5.jpg

Collection

Citation

S. Maw & Son, “Petit-Type Tourniquet,” Heritage, accessed December 19, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/112.