- An instrument for grasping a needle used in suturing.needle forceps
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The instruments necessary are a bladder sound, two tenacula, sharp-pointed angular scissors, a needle-holder and fine silk.
The needle-holder holds short points of various thicknesses, down to the fineness of sewing-needles.A Treatise on Etching