Image: Surgeons needles, autopsy instrument

Surgeons needles, autopsy instrument

Surgeons needles - autopsy instrument.

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Notes

Large needles for sewing up the body after the autopsy is finished. The stitching is similar to that used on the outer covering of baseballs. Heavy twine, which is much coarser than suture, is used for the procedure.

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