"Vim" Forsbeck Needle Rack for Group Immunization


Plastic rack with 28 steel hypodermic needles, and inscriptions that read "'VIM' FORSBECK NEEDLE RACK / FOR GROUP IMMUNIZATION" and "MACGREGOR INST. CO. / NEEDHAM, MASS. U.S.A." Filip C. Forsbeck (d. 1940) was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago Medical School who spent his brief career as an epidemiologist.

Ref: Filip C. Forsbeck, “An Outfit for Group Immunization Including an Automatic Syringe and a Needle Rack,” American Journal of Public Health (19xx): 1407-1409.

Date Made: before 1980

Maker: MacGregor Instrument Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, NeedhamUsed: United States: Florida, Orange

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Credit Line: Gift of Orange County Health Department

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0851.06Catalog Number: 1980.0851.06Accession Number: 1980.0851

Object Name: needle rackneedle, syringe, vaccine

Physical Description: metal (syringes material)ceramic (tray and rack material)Measurements: tray of needles: 1.5 cm x 12.1 cm; 9/16 in x 4 3/4 inrack: 2.5 cm x 13.8 cm; in x 5 7/16 inoverall: 3.2 cm x 13.8 cm; 1 1/4 in x 5 7/16 inoverall: 1 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 13.97 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d501-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1347082

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