Green tin, 11 lengths of black sulpho-chromic catgut ligatures, by J.F. Macfarlon, British, 1876-1900
Despite its name, the surgical suture cord catgut is not made from cat intestines. It uses the natural fibre found in the intestines of other, larger animals such as sheep, cattle, or goats.
- Object Number:
overall ligature: 4 mm 57.1 mm,
overall (carton closed): 31.5 mm 64.7 mm, .04 kg
- sutures pharmacy (drugs), surgery (general), catgut, pharmacy (drugs), sulpho-chromie, surgery (general), sutures
- Loan, Wellcome Trust
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.