A Petit tourniquet is named for Jean Louis Petit (1674–1750), a French surgeon who, influenced by the insights of William Harvey, realized the need to staunch bleeding following amputations.

Date Made: ca. 1864

User: Dungan, Jacob S.

Location: Currently not on view

Related Event: Civil War


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.316384.24Accession Number: 316384Catalog Number: 316384.24

Object Name: Tourniquettourniquetsurgical set

Measurements: overall: 10.2 cm x 5 cm x 3.6 cm; 4 in x 1 15/16 in x 1 7/16 inoverall: 1 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 10.795 cm x 5.3975 cm


Record Id: nmah_1028364

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