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hollow-pointed vaccination lancet

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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.222.4
Description
A metal hollow-pointed blade swivels on a rivet between two ridged handle pieces made from horn.
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Accession Number
1969.222.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
A metal hollow-pointed blade swivels on a rivet between two ridged handle pieces made from horn.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Charrière
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Material
metal: grey
shell: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped inscription: "Charriere"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
On loan to Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, for exhibit on Health and Disease in Brooklyn L-2019-2 22 March 2019 - 31 Dec 2022.
Length
9.3 cm
Width
1.02 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: No active corrosion on blade; black discolouration over approx. 50% of surface; no major cracks in handle; minor orange deposits on handle near pivot point; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
Images
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