Amputation saw (3) by COLLIN

COLLIN saw, about 1900 



We are happy to talk about famous amputations, such as that of the Fimdiva Zsa Zsa Gabors, or the one of the Austrian ski racer Matthias Lanzinger, who had his right lower leg dropped off and forgot the "not performed" interventions. We gladly forget that the great impresario, dancer and musician of King Louis XIV, Jean-Baptiste LULLY (1632-1687), refused when his doctor, dr. Jean-Baptiste ALLIOT (1640-1721), son of the court physician Pierre ALLIOT (1610-1685), advised to have the right small toe amputated, which he had pierced with his baton. LULLY preferred to die with his toe ...

Until the 19th century, epidemics such as leprosy and tuberculosis, as well as war injuries, frostbites, animal bites and gangrene led to amputation. In the course of the last century, the improvement in living conditions caused a shift in causes. Infectious diseases, work and everyday accidents were replaced by diabetes as the main cause of amputation.
In the era of sterility metal instruments became common.

In order to store the device better and to be able to change the knives faster, the handle could be opened on some models (WINDLER, COLLIN, FARABEUF, MATHIEU). For this purpose, the handle was opened by means of a Arrêtierung, the knife was then stretched out with a single handle.
Slightly angled model of the manufacturer COLLIN (at the FARABEUF the saw blade is parallel) was purchased in Metz on 16.4.2005, no manufacturer's information.