October 15, 2008

Not Your Grandma's Sampler

I found this example of stitches on Jessica Palmer's site. She borrowed it from Ickybitty's photostream on Flickr.

This antique sampler is from the medical History Museum in Zurich. It represents a variety of stitch techniques appropriate for different anatomical regions and types of injuries. Just thought you would enjoy seeing this as much as I did.

p.s. Fyi, if you go to the Flickr picture, there is a very huge size you can really check out the details. I just figured that out. Also, in case that freaks you out, you can click on these pictures and they will get bigger and it won't be so overwhelming.........(I am suddenly glad for micro surgery now......)


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  2. This is just so cool! I love how each area of the body had a different type of stitch, it`s fascinating!


  3. That's hilarious! I work in medicine, but never thought to see a sampler of suturing!!!! Funny, thanks for that pic :)