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Title

Liston's Artery Forceps

Description

Liston's artery forceps, metal, c 1860s.

These artery forceps were designed by Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. Artery forceps, more commonly known as haemostats, are surgical instruments used to clamp arteries and obstruct blood flow to prevent haemorrhaging. Notice that these forceps have a locking mechanism, meaning that they can be locked in place and left to stand alone instead of requiring the surgeon to hold them for the entire procedure.

Creator

Maw and Son, London

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Liston's Artery Forceps

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.12.10_Liston artery forceps 13.jpg
2003.12.10_Liston artery forceps 15.jpg

Collection

Citation

Maw and Son, London, “Liston's Artery Forceps,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/133.