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Amputation of the leg at the thigh. The tourniquet deadened the pain as well as reducing the flow of blood but was likely to cause serious tissue damage. From 'Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery' by Charles Bell (London, 1821). Hand-coloured engraving.

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Amputation of the leg at the thigh.  The tourniquet deadened the pain as well as reducing the flow of blood but was likely to cause serious tissue damage.   From 'Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery' by Charles Bell (London, 1821).  Hand-coloured engraving.