Silkworm gut ligature in metal canister

Made:
1871-1930 in London

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3 lengths of blue/grey silkworm gut ligature in metal canister, by the Galen Manufacturing Co. Ltd., English, late 19th or early 20th century

Details

Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A616708
Materials:
canister, metal and suture, silkworm gut
Measurements:
overall ligature: 7 mm x 58.9 mm x 58.5 mm,
overall (closed): 20.04 mm 71.2 mm, .04 kg
type:
sutures surgery (general) and silkworm guts, surgery (general) and sutures
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust