Surgical Set


Soft black leather case lined with purple velvet, containing two surgical needles and ball of string. The “SHEPARD & DUDLEY / 150 WILLIAM ST / NEW YORK” inscription refers to a surgical instrument firm that was at this address from about 1860 to 1894. This case belonged to Henry M. Hurd (1843-1927), the first Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Medical School, and director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Date Made: 1870-1894

Maker: Shepard & Dudley

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: Surgery


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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.302606.705Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.705

Object Name: pocket setPocket Casepocket caseOther Terms: Pocket Case; surgical set

Physical Description: leather (overall material)fabric, silk (overall material)fabric, velvet (overall material)paint (overall material)purple (overall color)black (overall color)Measurements: average spatial: 6.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 3 cm; 2 9/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 1 3/16 inoverall: 1 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 13.335 cm x 6.0325 cm


Record Id: nmah_1131742

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