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Surgical Clamp

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 24, 2017
Surgical clamp

This surgical clamp was used for resection of the intestine, designed by Doctor Owen Wangensteen, Chief of Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Used by Doctor Palmer Peterson in his Minneapolis medical practice from 1952-1998.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this clamp in our collections database.