Halsted Mosquito Forceps are designed for clamping blood vessels or other small tissues to control bleeding during surgery or to provide a secure grip. They are so named because they resemble the slender legs of a mosquito.

Ref: The Kny-Scheerer Co., Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality (New York, 1915), p. 2020.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Donated by St. Louis Medical Society through Harry O. Cole & Gordon R. Garrett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0808.071Accession Number: 1977.0808Catalog Number: 1977.0808.071

Object Name: forcepsOther Terms: Surgery

Measurements: overall: 6 cm x .7 cm x 13.9 cm; 2 3/8 in x 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_726804

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