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Artery forceps, circa 1850

Artery forceps, circa 1850

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Artery forceps (or clamp) made from steel with an ivory handle. Dating from 1850, England, these would have been used for compressing arteries to minimize blood loss during surgical procedures of the era, such as amputations.

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