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.

Maker: Matalene Surgical Instrument Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Subject: Ophthalmology


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Credit Line: Donation of George E. Burch, Jr., M.D., Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0186.162Accession Number: 1980.0186Catalog Number: 1980.0186.162

Object Name: OphthalmodynamometeropthalmodynamometerophthalmodynamometerOther Terms: Opthalmodynamometer; Medicine

Measurements: overall: 1 1/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 16.1925 cm x 6.0325 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-0aaf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_723871

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