The invention of gamgee tissue.

definition

Gamgee tissue is a surgical dressing which consists of a thick layer of absorbent cotton wool between two layers of absorbent gauze[1].

INVENTION

The British surgeon Joseph Sampson Gamgee invented[2] it in 1880. Here is a photograph[3] of gamgee tissue:

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inventor

Here is a photograph[4] of Joseph Sampson Gamgee:

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1828-1886

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sources
  1. https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/ gamgee+tissue
  2. https://fdocuments.in/document/absorbent-and-medicated- surgical-dressings.html, pages 308-309.
  3. https://www.triequestrian.ie/combine-gamgee.html
  4. https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/directory_record/158753/ joseph_sampson_gamgee

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