Liston artery forceps, steel, by Weiss of London, mid 19th century
Artery forceps are used as a clamp to stop bleeding during surgery. This type of forceps was invented by Robert Liston (1794-1847), an English surgeon famous for his speed and skill in surgery. They are often referred to as “bulldog” forceps.
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- artery forceps, surgery (cardiovascular system) liston, artery forceps, surgery (cardiovascular system)
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- surgical equipment
- surgical instrument
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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