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Title

William Beatty's Tourniquet

Description

Within William Beatty's surgical kit is found a Petit-type tourniquet. This style of tourniquet was designed by French surgeon Jean Louis Petit and was the first tourniquet that did not require two people to administer. Through the screw mechanism, the tourniquet could be tightened to apply the appropriate pressure and left around the patient's arm.

Creator

Jean Louis Petit

Date

c. 1700-1800s

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal and fabric.

William Beatty's Tourniquet

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal and fabric.

Files

NANO 0505 A296_ Beatty surgical set 13.jpg

Collection

Citation

Jean Louis Petit, “William Beatty's Tourniquet,” Heritage, accessed December 19, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/138.