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cataract scalpels

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-195
Collection
Dr. H. C. Connell Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology Surgery
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Accession Number
992071001 a-d
Description
Ophthalmology: pair of cataract knives in wooden box; box has space for 6 knives, only two are included; knives of square handle and long thin blades; box is balsa with dovetail corners and raised dividers to hold knives; box is older than scalpels.
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Accession Number
992071001 a-d
Collection
Dr. H. C. Connell Collection
Category
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology Surgery
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Cataract Extraction
Cataract Extraction -- instrumentation
Cataracts MM= Needles -- suture -- cataract discission and couching
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- cataract
Description
Ophthalmology: pair of cataract knives in wooden box; box has space for 6 knives, only two are included; knives of square handle and long thin blades; box is balsa with dovetail corners and raised dividers to hold knives; box is older than scalpels.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Width 7.4 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Width 7.4 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
c - scalpel - Size: Length 12.8 cm. x Width 0.5 cm.
d - scalpel - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 0.5 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Connell; Nov. 1967 Catalogue entry: "Surgical knives 85/3; 2 in wooden box, ophthalmological; belonged to Dr. H. C. Connell, maker E. B. Meyrowitz; shelf, Mrs. R. J. Crothers, Nov. 1967"
Maker
E. B. Meyrowitz
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-195
Date Remarks
Dating for scalpels; box c1910
Material
wood: tan
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on lid in black ink: "Cataract Grafe (sic)"; stamped on handle: E. B. MEYROWITZ
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Condition Remarks
adhesive across top of box left residue; #2: the box and lid are stable and undamaged; the top surface of the lid had adhesive deposits and ink deposits on it, a line of yellow adhesive was running across its width; the scalpels showed minor signs of wear in the form of minor scratches and minor plate wear; there were no signs of corrosion.
Research Facts
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana, p. 16, catalogue no. 3T3187
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