Forceps

Description:

These forceps are part of the surgical set that belonged to William Irvin Wolfley, a surgeon who served with the Union Army during the Civil War. The inscription reads "GEMRIG PHILA."

Maker: Gemrig, John H.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Elizabeth F. Wolfley, Eleanor Wolfley Bisell, Caroline Wolfley Shannon and Elizabeth Wolfley Harman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.112986.01.05Catalog Number: 112986.01.05Accession Number: 112986M-02999

Object Name: Forcepsforcepssurgical setOther Terms: Forceps; Grasping and Fixating Instruments; Bone

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in x 9 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 4.445 cm x 24.4475 cm x 4.1275 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-e5aa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1054441

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