Signoroni-type tourniquet, London, England, 1866-1880

Made:
1866-1880 in London
maker:
Arnold and Sons

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Signoroni's tourniquet, adjustable horse-shoe frame with end pressure pads, by Arnold, London, c. 1850

The Signoroni-type tourniquet, designed by a Milanese surgeon, is horse-shoe shaped with adjustable pads. It is used in the treatment of heavy bleeding to stop the flow of blood. The pressure is concentrated on the artery and not the surrounding blood vessels as would be the case with earlier designs. Arnold & Sons were a major surgical instrument maker located in West Smithfield, London, where they were ideally placed to supply several nearby hospitals.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600706
Materials:
frame, steel, pads, felt, pads, steel and pads, wood
type:
tourniquet