Set of Hagedorn's suture needles, mounted on card, England

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Set of Hagedorn's suture needles, mounted on card, England,. Werner Hagedorn (1831–1894) was a German surgeon who invented these surgical suture needles. The needles are threaded with suture material, such as nylon or gut, and are used to join up or close the edges of wounds. Each set has a different use. The curved needles at the bottom are for closing external wounds and those at the top centre are used for intestinal wounds. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: hdfnuy4m.

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