The “GEO. C. FRYE” inscription on this rectal speculum is that of George C. Frye (1843-1921), an apothecary in Portland, Maine, who imported and manufactured surgical instruments.

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.302606.312Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.312

Object Name: Speculum

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 17 cm x 4 cm x 12 cm; 6 11/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-641f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1101910

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