Hypodermic syringe with a spare needle and metal case, late 19th century.

Exton, David

Hypodermic syringe with a spare needle and metal case, late 19th century.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Hypodermic syringes are used for injecting fluids beneath apatien's skin. Francis Rynd (1801-1861), an Irish physician, invented the hollow needle in 1844. In 1853, Charles Pravaz, a French doctor, developed the first practical metal syringe, and in 1855, Dr Alexander Wood of Edinburgh was the first physician to use a hypodermic syringe to inject narcotics into a patient.

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