Paul Alfred Marie Bailliart (1877-1969), a prominent ophthalmologist in Paris, developed an instrument, sometimes termed a tonometer, to measure the blood pressure in the central artery of eyes. The inscription on the case of this example reads “BAILLIART OPTHALMO DYNAMOMETER / MATALENE / SURGICAL INSTRUMENT CO. Inc. / NEW YORK, N.Y.” The inscription on the handle reads “MATALENE.”
E. B. Meyrowitz Instruments became the Matalene Surgical Instrument Co. in 1960.
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