Amputation of the leg at the thigh

Amputation of the leg at the thigh

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Caption: Amputation of the leg at the thigh. The tourniquet deadened the pain as well as reducing the flow of blood but was likely to cause serious tissue damage. From Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery by Charles Bell (London, 1821). Hand-coloured engraving.

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