Paean to the pean

March 14, 2008 § 8 Comments

Pean artery forceps

Hemostat, artery forceps, hemostatic clamp, artery clamp – this beautiful surgical instrument has many names. In Scandinavia it’s simply called a “peang” (pronounced [piaŋ]). For a long time I’ve wondered why we call it that. Here’s the story. « Read the rest of this entry »

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