Desmarres Lid Retractor


Desmarres’ lid retractor was associated with Louis-Auguste Desmarres (1810-1882), a prominent professor of ophthalmologic surgery in Paris. The form was known by the 1860s. This example has an ivory handle.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Marion Huber

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-12798.01Accession Number: 315330Catalog Number: M-12798.01M-12798A

Object Name: Retractorretractorsurgical instrumentOther Terms: Retractor; Grasping and Fixating Instruments; Ophthalmic; Lid

Physical Description: ivory (overall material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1.5 cm x 1.4 cm x 15.5 cm; 9/16 in x 9/16 in x 6 1/8 inoverall: 5/8 in x 6 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 15.5575 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_1067024

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