Amputation set, 19th century.

Exton, David

Amputation set, 19th century.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

An amputation set made by W Carter. Prior to the invention of antiseptics, amputation was often the treatment of first rather than last resort, to prevent infection spreading through the body from injuries and wounds.

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