Amputation Saw

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Title

Amputation Saw

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).

Description

Amputation Saw. This serrated bone saw is approximately 16 inches long with a metal blade and wooden handle.
Compared to modern medicine, medical knowledge during the Civil War was limited. Many lost limbs due to battle wounds or subsequent infection. This saw was used to cut through bone during such surgeries.

Date

1860s

Contributor

This collection is courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez. We would like to thank him for the generosity he has shown the museum.

All photographs are courtesy of Georgene Richaud. Georgene, thank you for your contribution!

Rights

All rights to the images are held by Tommy Gonzalez. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

http://williamsonmuseum.org

Type

Object

Files

Amputation Saw.jpg

Citation

“Amputation Saw,” Courage & Contradiction, accessed May 7, 2021, http://civilwar.williamsonmuseumexhibits.org/items/show/20.

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