Traction apparatus, probably from 16th century Italy.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Traction apparatus, probably from 16th century Italy.

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Description

Traction apparatus, used to support fractures and dislocations and correct limb deformities. Constructed of iron, bras and wood, it is believed to have been made in Italy during the 16th century. Full view.
 

Image Ref.

10287289
 

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