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Title

Liston's Bone-Cutting Forceps

Description

Liston's bone-cutting forceps, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Robert Liston was a world-famous Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. He worked during the time before pain relief was regularly used in surgery, thus operations had to be performed as quickly as possible. Liston was renowned for his surgical skill and speed, which was in part due to the instruments that he used. He designed several instruments himself, including his own adaptation of the bone forceps. Bone forceps are still used today to cut through thinner bones, such as the ribs.

Creator

Chas. F. Thackray Ltd., Leeds.

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2003/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.7 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Liston's Bone-Cutting Forceps

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.7 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Files

2003.2.1_liston bone forceps 3.jpg

Collection

Citation

Chas. F. Thackray Ltd., Leeds., “Liston's Bone-Cutting Forceps,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/130.