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Drainage trocar with cannulae, circa 1860 C017 / 6950

Drainage trocar with cannulae, circa 1860 C017  /  6950


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Drainage trocar with cannulae, circa 1860 C017 / 6950

Dr. Southeys drainage trocar with 3 cannulae arranged on an orange background. This set dates from 1860 and is made by Arnold and Sons, England. The instruments are made from ivory and silver. The Southeys tubes were used to drain fluid-filled swellings particularly those in the lower legs. This equipment was popular amongst physicians in the mid-nineteenth century

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1860 1860s Antique Apparatus Cannula Cardiological Cardiology Cardiovascular Clinical Device Drain Drainage Draining Instrument Instruments Ivory Nineteenth Century Orange Background Silver Swelling Treatment Drains Swellings


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This print showcases a remarkable piece of medical history - the Drainage Trocar with Cannulae, circa 1860. Produced by Arnold and Sons in England, this set of instruments is crafted from exquisite ivory and silver materials. The three cannulae are meticulously arranged on a vibrant orange background, creating an intriguing visual contrast. Dr. Southey's drainage trocar was widely utilized by physicians during the mid-nineteenth century to alleviate fluid-filled swellings, particularly those found in the lower legs. This antique apparatus played a crucial role in draining excess fluids from affected areas, offering relief to patients suffering from various conditions. As we delve into the past through this image, we gain insight into the advancements made in medicine during the 1800s. The intricate design and craftsmanship of these instruments reflect both scientific progress and artistic elegance characteristic of that era. The historical significance of this cardiological device cannot be overstated. It represents a pivotal moment in medical practice when physicians sought innovative solutions to address swelling-related ailments within cardiovascular health. Science Photo Library presents us with an opportunity to appreciate not only the functional aspects but also the aesthetic allure of this instrument set. Through its lens, we can marvel at how far medical technology has come while acknowledging our debt to pioneers like Dr. Southey for their contributions towards improving patient care throughout history.

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