Spring Lancet


Spring lancets for bloodletting have been known since the early eighteenth century and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century. This example belonged to Samuel Kennedy Jennings (1771-1854), a Maryland physician, and medical professor.

Location: Currently not on view

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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.302606.061Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: M-14190302606.061

Object Name: Spring lancetLancetspring lancet, setbloodlettingOther Terms: Lancet; Bloodletting Instruments; Spring

Physical Description: metal, brass (overall material)metal, nickel (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 3 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm; 1 3/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 9/16 incase: 1 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 6.6675 cm x 3.81 cmlancet: 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-0d9f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1097367

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