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Title

Haemorrhoid Forceps

Description

Haemorrhoid forceps, ivory and steel, c 1905.

Haemorrhoids are vascular bundles situated in the anal canal that can cause problems when swollen or inflamed. This pair of forceps would have been used to remove haemorrhoids in a patient. The blades would be clamped on either side of the haemorrhoid and slowly reduce the blood supply to the structure. This would cause the tissue to die and result in the haemorrhoid falling off.

Creator

Hilliard and Sons

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/56

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.7 cm

Materials

Metal

Haemorrhoid Forceps

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.7 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.56_haemorrhoid forceps 9.jpg

Collection

Citation

Hilliard and Sons, “Haemorrhoid Forceps,” Heritage, accessed December 12, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/182.