French's Blood Transfusion Needle
Accession #: 2008088
Acquired: 25/10/2008 6.3 cm x 0.6 x 0.6cm Dr Don Williams 69 Cherry Grove Swansea SA2 8AU Needle, IV, tapered, 6 cm long, with tubing nozzle connector outer & ?Record taper Brit.Med.J.. Wire stylet included. Used with local anaesthesia for blood donation.
H. Letherby Tidy, 1932, 'Blood Transfusion', Brit. Med. J., Oct 1st., p.649 "These needles were introduced by D French for blood-letting for conditions unconnected with blood transfusion - for example in high blood pressure and polycythaemia.....These needles are not only of large bore. but they are also conical, their bore increasing in size from the point to the haft."
contained in cardboard spectacles box # 20081025DW001 for blood letting?