Georges Dieulafoy (1839-1911), a French physician and pathologist, devised an aspirator, for drawing out and removing substances from the body, in 1869. The label in the lid of the wooden box containing this example reads “CODMAN & SHURTLEFF / SURGICAL & / DENTAL INSTRUMENTS / 13 TREMONT ST. / BOSTON.”

Ref: Codman & Shurtleff ad for “PNEUMATIC ASPIRATION AFTER THE MANNER OF DIEULAFOY,” in Baltimore Physician and Surgeon 2 (1874).

Maker: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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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.302606.717Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.717

Object Name: Caseaspirating set

Physical Description: wood (overall material)fabric, velvet (overall material)metal, brass (overall material)metal, white (overall material)purple (overall color)glass (objects material)metal, steel (objects material)rubber (objects material)Measurements: box: 4 in x 9 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1131319

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