Baker-Brown-type cautery clamp, Paris, France, 1867-1900
The cautery clamp was probably used during ovariotomy to control the bleeding from blood vessels. The clamp, coated with ivory, was to be used with a cautery. Isaac Baker-Brown (1812-73), who devised this type of clamp around 1865, wrote the first book dedicated entirely to gynaecology, 'On Surgical Diseases of Women', in 1854.
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