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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.

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

Liston's Artery Forceps
Liston's Artery Forceps

Collection

Citation

S. Maw & Son, Ltd.; 1860-1979; Health care manufacturer, “Liston's Artery Forceps,” Heritage, accessed September 27, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/133.