Smith Tube


Theobald Smith (1859-1934), an epidemiologist then working at the Bureau of Animal Industry, introduced this type of fermentation tube in 1893.

Ref: Theobald Smith, “Fermentation Tube with Special Reference to Anaerobiosis and Gas Production among Bacteria,” Wilder Quarter Century Book (Ithaca, N.Y., 1893): 187-233.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of the City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0184.077.2Accession Number: 2017.0184Catalog Number: 2017.0184.077.2

Object Name: tube, smithpublic health

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16.5 cm x 9.3 cm x 4.2 cm; 6 1/2 in x 3 21/32 in x 1 21/32 intube: 2 cm; 25/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1845415

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