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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Irrigation Syringe

From: civilwarvirtualmuseum.org


This metal irrigation syringe was used to cleanse penetrating wounds and aspirate wounds. Irrigation syringes were also made of blown glass and hard rubber; blown glass syringes were not practical for battlefield use as they could break.

Image Courtesy Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 30581



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