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Title

Chassaignac's Chain Ecraseur

Description

Chassaignac's chain ecraseur, metal, c 1901.

Chassaignac's Ecraseur was used in the field of gynaecology for the removal of fibrous growths in the female reproductive tract. The chain would be looped around the growth and gradually tightened in order to cut off blood flow. This would deprive the growth of oxygen, causing it to fall off.

Creator

Edouard Chassaignac

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/219

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Chassaignac's Chain Ecraseur

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.219_chassaignac ecraseur 6.jpg
2003.219_chassaignac ecraseur 3.jpg
2003.219_chassaignac ecraseur 5.jpg

Collection

Citation

Edouard Chassaignac, “Chassaignac's Chain Ecraseur,” Heritage, accessed December 19, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/143.