Traction apparatus, probably from 16th century Italy.

Image number: 10287289

Traction apparatus, probably from 16th century Italy.

Traction apparatus, used to support fractures and dislocations and correct limb deformities. Constructed of iron, brass and wood, it is believed to have been made in Italy during the 16th century. Full view.

Image number:
10287289
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:38
Image rights:
Science Museum