Carrel Flask


Alexis Carrel (1873–1944) was a French surgeon who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine In 1912. Later, while working at the Rockefeller Institute in New York, he devised a tissue culture flask with an angled neck that prevented unwanted airborne particles from falling into the brew, and that could be sterilized with a flame, before and after adding or removing nutrient broth.

Ref: Alexis Carrel, “Tissue Culture and Cell Physiology.” Physiological Reviews 4 (1924): 1–20.

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Credit Line: Gift of the DeWitt Stetten, Jr. Museum of Medical Research, National Institutes of Health

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0071.09Catalog Number: 1991.0071.09Accession Number: 1991.0071

Object Name: Carrel Flask

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 1.6 cm x 9.6 cm x 3.8 cm; 5/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_1111988

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