Haemostatic set, English, 1871-1900.

Haemostatic set, English, 1871-1900.
This pocket set contains the following equipment in a leather case: three bottles, one with contents, one pair of Fraenum scissors, and one measuring cylinder. It was manufactured by Baker, London, and was used in attempts to control post partum bleeding. One of the bottles would have been for liquid extract of ergot. Ergot was frequently used in midwifery from about 1807 to contract the uterus.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1871-1900
Inventory number :
A615357