Tongue Depressor


The “CODMAN & SHURTLEFF / BOSTON” inscription on this tongue depressor refers to an instrument firm that began in business as such in 1853.

Ref: F. L. Knight, “On Diseases of the Throat,” The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 88 (1873): 343-347.

Codman & Shurtleff, Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments (Boston, 1875), p. 50.

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.112986.01.11Accession Number: 112986Catalog Number: 112986.01.11M-02999

Object Name: Depressordepressorsurgical setOther Terms: Depressor; Grasping and Fixating Instruments; Folding

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in x 3/4 in; .635 cm x 9.2075 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_1054448

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