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Title

Catgut Ligatures

Description

Catgut ligature, in glass-stoppered bottle, c 1929.

A ligature is a piece of thread (suture) that is used to tie off an anatomical structure, most commonly a blood vessel. This prevents any form of major blood loss during a procedure. Ligatures were made popular by barber surgeon, Ambroise Pare, during the 1500s.

Creator

John McMillan

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/3.29

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm

Catgut Ligatures

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm

Files

2000.3.29_catgut ligature 5.jpg
catgut ligature 10.jpg
catgut ligature 5.jpg

Collection

Citation

John McMillan, “Catgut Ligatures,” Heritage, accessed December 10, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/62.