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Haemostatic set, London, England, 1871-1900

Postpartum bleeding is the expulsion of excess blood, mucus and tissue after giving birth. This pocket haemostatic set attempts to control it. The kit derives its name from a medical term for blood, ‘haem’, and a word for stopping, ‘static’. The kit contains forceps, catheter, director and scoop, thread and three bottles. The forceps and thread were for the umbilical cord. One of the bottles was f…