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Artery forceps, Paris, France, 1831-1870

Science Museum, London


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Artery forceps are used to compress the artery and seal small blood vessels or to hold the artery out of the way during surgery. These artery forceps were designed and made by Lüer, a German surgical instrument maker working in Paris. It was not unusual for surgical instrument makers to invent new instruments. These differ from other artery forceps as the ends have holes. They are known as ‘defenestrated’ artery forceps. maker: Lüer Place made: Paris, Ville de Paris, Île-de-France, France


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