Set of four Liston-type amputation knives, London, England

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Set of four Liston-type amputation knives, London, England,. Liston-type knives are long-bladed knives with one completely sharp edge and are used for various amputations. They are named after their designer, Robert Liston (1794–1847), the pioneering Scottish surgeon. These particular knives have textured handles to improve grip, although this was a feature that Liston described as unnecessary. Krohne & Sesemann were half brothers who set up a surgical instrument making business in London in 1860 and supplied many of the London hospitals. Amputation knife. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: r47dvbc9.

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