Tube of sterile silkworm gut, late 19th or early 20th century.

 
Tube of sterile silkworm gut, late 19th or early 20th century.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Silk is the protein filament obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm (Bombyx mori). It is used as a suture material (for stitching surgical incisions). Made in England by Down Bros.

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