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Knives and tourniquets used for amputation. The tourniquets not only stemmed the flow of blood, they also induced numbness, so reducing pain. However, they caused considerable damage to tissue in the process. Engraving from 'Cyclopaedia' edited by Abraham Rees (London, 1820).

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Knives and tourniquets used for amputation. The tourniquets not only stemmed the flow of blood, they also induced numbness, so reducing pain.   However, they caused considerable damage to tissue in the process. Engraving from 'Cyclopaedia' edited by Abraham Rees (London, 1820).