Microscope

Description
This is an example of the Zeiss small compound monocular model VIb. It has coarse and fine focus, double nosepiece, circular stage, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with extra lenses. The inscriptions read “CARL ZEISS / JENA” and “GERMANY.” The “62195” serial number indicates a date of around 1913. Another inscription reads “Neuro Lab, H.P.F.G.” A brass plate in the box reads “IMPORTED BY / ARTHUR H. THOMAS CO. PHILADELPHIA.” There are two Zeiss objectives, and two cases for Leitz objectives.
This was used by Adolf Meyer (1866-1950), the Swiss-born physician who joined the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1913, served as psychiatrist-in-chief at the hospital until 1941, and played a major role in establishing psychiatry as a clinical science.
Ref: S. D. Lamb, Pathologist of the Mind. Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry (Baltimore, 2014).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1913
maker
Zeiss
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
place made
Deutschland: Thüringen, Jena
ID Number
MG*M-10348.02
catalog number
M-10348.02
accession number
242933
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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