CVM History Exhibits, number 29
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An Ã©craseur is a surgical instrument containing a chain or wire loop that is used to encircle and sever a projecting mass of tissue by gradual tightening of the chain or loop. The tool is intended to replace the knife in many operations, the parts operated on being severed by the crushing effect produced by the gradual tightening of a chain to avoid hemorrhage. Also shown are other artifacts used in the care and treatment of animals.
DescriptionPart of a History Exhibit for the College of Veterinary Medicine; Various veterinary tools. The tool in the top left corner of the image is an Ecraseurs, first used in the late 1800's. Physical description: color prints (photographs), 9X12.5mm
Veterinary instruments and apparatus
Equipment and Supplies
History of Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical SciencesCVM History Exhibits, number 29. Available electronically from