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Tube of sterile catgut ligature, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1890-1920

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Glossary:

Glossary: suture

The closing of a wound or incision with thread to help the healing process.

Glossary: sterilisation

To make an object free of live bacteria or other micro-organisms. Usually achieved by heat or chemical means.

Glossary: ligature

A thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent bleeding. The word ‘ligature’ can also refer to the action or result of binding or tying, e.g. the ligature of an artery.