Components of the 'Ambe of Hippocrates': contraption for repairing dislocated shoulders by Claude-Nicholas Le Cat

Components of the 'Ambe of Hippocrates': contraption for repairing dislocated shoulders

Claude-Nicholas Le Cat

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Components of the 'Ambe of Hippocrates': contraption for repairing dislocated shoulders

Claude-Nicholas Le Cat

Illustration of components of the 'Ambe of Hippocrates', described as a most 'ancient and famous' contraption. It was designed for correcting luxated (dislocated) shoulders/ arms. Components for a 'new Ambe' modified and improved by Le Cat and presented to the Royal Society. Fig 1 -'The Bodice'- quilted so as to cause as little discomfort as possible. Used for attaching the patient to the chair. One strap goes around the body and the chair, the other around the shoulder of the patient; keeping the scapula and clavicle in place. This method was though most effective and reduced recurring luxations (dislocations). Image 2 from Ambi Nouveau (for reducing luxations of the arm with the shoulders rectified) by Claude Le Cat FRS, 17th Feb 1742/3. Ph. Tr. 42 387

Original: ink on paper. 1742

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