Surgical Instruments for amputation.

Surgical Instruments for amputation.

C017/3437 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 88.7MB

Downloadable file size: 7.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Plate from 18th century encyclopedia showing illustrations of various instruments for amputation, cataract surgery and also various cannulae, and a tourniquet. Couching is the earliest documented form of cataract surgery. As a cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye, couching is a technique of dislodging the lens, thus removing the opacity. Although couching is no longer part of ophthalmic surgical practice, it was a precursor to modern cataract surgery. A tourniquet is a constricting or compressing device, specifically a bandage, used to control venous and arterial circulation to an extremity for a period of time. A cannula is a tube that can be inserted into the body, often for the delivery or removal of fluid or for the gathering of data. Also shown are bone saws and knives for amputation.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: amputation, bandage, biology, bone saw, cannula, cannulae, cataract, couching, encyclopedia, eye, illustration, knife, knives, lens, needles, opthalmic, saw, surgery, surgical, surgical instruments, tissue, tourniquet

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.