Test Board of Dried Proteins Used for Skin Tests for the Diagnosis of Allergies

Description (Brief):

Test board with 60 small, glass, cork-stoppered vials of proteins. Used for skin tests. The board was part of a larger exhibit panel on Diagnostic Skin Tests that was installed at the Smithsonian in 1922. The individual glass vials of proteins are set in holes drilled through board under six categories: Pollens Dried; Animal Epidermal Extracts Dried; Vegetable Food Extracts Dried; Animal Food Extracts Dried; Animal Protein Dried; Bacteria Dried. All the extant samples appear to be labelled "Golden Rod."

Date Made: ca 1922

Maker: H. K. Mulford Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, The Antibody Initiative, Health & Medicine, Antibody Initiative: Infectious Disease, Allergy, and Immunotherapy Collections


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of H. K. Mulford Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-01600Catalog Number: M-01600Accession Number: 68461

Object Name: diagnosticallergenic extract, test boardOther Terms: Test Board, Dried Proteins; Allergenic Extracts; Biologicals; Drugs

Physical Description: wood (overall material)paper (overall material)glass (overall material)cork (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 7/8 in x 12 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 30.1625 cm x 32.7025 cm x 3.175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-67cc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_722939

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