The “PRATT / SURGICAL INST / MAKER / 420 OXFORD STREET / LONDON” inscription in this small leather case refers to Joseph F. Pratt, a surgical instrument maker in London in the mid-nineteenth century. The "Belonged to Henry / M. Hurd & given by the Misses Hurd" inscription refers to Henry Mills Hurd (1843-1927), a physician who served as the first director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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