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Surgical instrument   /sˈərdʒɪkəl ˈɪnstrəmənt/   Listen
Surgical instrument

A medical instrument used in surgery.

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"Surgical instrument" Quotes from Famous Books

... heads as to the propriety and expediency of young women's going at all. One said that they would always be standing in the way of the doctors; another, that they would run at the first glimpse of a wounded man, or certainly faint at sight of a surgical instrument; others still, that no woman's strength could endure for a week the demands of hospital life. In fact, it was looked upon as the most fanatical folly, and suggestions were made that at least a slight experiment of hospital horrors ought to be made before starting on such a mad ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867 • Various

Words linked to "Surgical instrument" :   probe, trephine, haemostat, dermatome, curet, dilater, trepan, dilator, photocoagulator, retractor, medical instrument, hemostat, surgical knife, curette, snare

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