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Cauterization of thigh wound 16th C

Cauterization of thigh wound 16th C

N700/0027

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2516 x 3626 pixels

21.3 x 30.7 cm ⏐ 8.4 x 12.1 in (300dpi)

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JEAN-LOUP CHARMET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JEAN-LOUP CHARMET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Engraving by J. Wechtlin of a patient (right) having the wound on his thigh cauterised. Cauterisation is a method of stopping bleeding by burning the flesh in the region of the wound. In this scene a hot iron is being used, without anaesthetic. Between the two men is the fire where the irons are heated.

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