Uterine Dilator


Uterine dilator with ebony handles made by Snowden & Brother, a surgical instrument firm in Philadelphia that was active ca. 1855-1878. This probably belonged to Clarence Leidy (1873-1926), a surgeon in Philadelphia.

Maker: Snowden and Brother

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Women's Health


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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.302606.277Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.277

Object Name: Dilatordilator, uterine

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)wood, ebony (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 30 cm x 7.7 cm x 7 cm; 11 13/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 2 3/4 inoverall: 2 1/8 in x 11 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 28.575 cm x 8.89 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-5c2a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1097650

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