Artery forceps, Paris, France, 1831-1870

Made:
1831-1870 in Paris
maker:
Lüer

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Fenestrated artery forceps, steel, by Luer of Paris, mid 19th century

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.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600304
Materials:
complete and steel (metal)
type:
artery forceps, surgery (cardiovascular system) artery forceps, fenestrated and surgery (cardiovascular system)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
  • forceps