An operation in 1895.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

An operation in 1895.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Lifesize reconstruction in the Lower Wellcome Gallery, Science Museum, London. This diorama shows surgeons preparing to carry out an amputation by strapping the leg to reduce bleeding. The patient is being anaesthetised with chloroform, and a nurse uses a steriliser to prepare the instruments.

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