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 a Maryland physician.

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.302606.040Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: M-14169302606.040

Object Name: Casespring lancet, bloodlettinglancet, setbloodlettingOther Terms: Case; Bloodletting Instruments; Spring Lancet

Physical Description: paper (overall material)leather (overall material)metal, brass (lancet material)metal, steel (lancet material)Measurements: average spatial: 2.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 4.5 cm; in x 2 15/16 in x 1 3/4 incase: 1 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 7.3025 cm x 4.445 cmlancet: 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.54 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8e3e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1122364

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