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Debakey Multi-Purpose Vascular Clamp

Debakey Multi-Purpose Vascular Clamp

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Description (Brief)
There are many types of vascular clamps. This Debakey Multi-Purpose Vascular Clamp has a 60 degree angled jaw with serrated a interior and grooved interior. It can be used to clamp off blood vessels with out hutiny tissue.
Currently not on view
Object Name
surgical instrument
date made
ca 1983
Narco Scientific. Pilling Division
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Fort Washington
Physical Description
metal, stainless steel (overall material)
overall: 3 1/8 in x 12 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 31.115 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Pilling Weck
Medical Procedure- Surgery
Surgical instruments
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Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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