"Tourniquet" Silkworm gut ligatures

Maker
Tourniquet
Date
Circa 1930
Description
"Tourniquet" brand Superior selected Silkworm gut ligatures black and white strands in round cardboard box.
Silkworm gut is a natural non-absorbable suture material used in surgery.
A non-absorbable suture is one that is made from a material that is neither digested nor absorbed during the process of wound healing. The buried suture becomes encapsulated with fibrous tissue and remains permanently in the tissues except when surgically removed or extruded.
Natural sutures like silk, silkworm gut, cotton, linen and hair have been used
since the earliest days of surgery.
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Maker
Date
Medium
Cardboard, paper (printed) and contents.
Measurements
2.1 x 9.3 cm
Accession Number
MHM01566
Object Type
Medical History Museum Category

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