Surgical Set


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.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Surgery


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Credit Line: Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.302606.413Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.413

Object Name: Pocket Casepocket caseOther Terms: Pocket Case; surgical set

Physical Description: leather (overall material)metal (overall material)tortoise shell (handles material)Measurements: overall: 2.3 cm x 12.3 cm x 5.9 cm; 7/8 in x 4 13/16 in x 2 5/16 inoverall: 1 in x 5 in x 2 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 12.7 cm x 6.0325 cm


Record Id: nmah_1057993

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