Four pairs of artery forceps.

Production date
1939-1945

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Artery forceps were primarily used to arrest haemorrhage by clasping the cut end of blood vessel. Their blades are grooved to ensure a firm grip and there is a rachet on the handles to keep the blades firmly together once the instrument is closed. Also used for other purposes when a firm grip is required, such as holding swabs.
Collection Type
Objects
Media/Materials
Catalogue Number
552/97
Associated Person and Role
British Red Cross Society. Buckinghamshire Branch

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