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Term: retractor
References: HMS Surprise, pages 352, 353
Desolation Island, page 308
The Fortune of War, page 112
The Ionian Mission, page 246
The Letter of Marque, page 108
Clarissa Oakes, pages 122, 156
The Thirteen-Gun Salute, page 29
The Wine-Dark Sea, page 70
The Commodore, page 12
Meaning: An appliance used in surgery to hold back parts that would interfere with the operation.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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