Liston amputation knife by Down Surgical, Mitcham, 1980
Robert Liston (1797-1847), a Scottish surgeon, invented this type of amputation knife. Liston knives have two different edges on the blade, which improves efficiency during operations – Liston was renowned for his speed and precision. Made by Downs Surgical Ltd., from stainless steel, the knife could easily be sterilised, without rusting and used in aseptic surgery.
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- surgical instrument
- surgical knife
- Downs Surgical
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