Surgery Hook


Surgery hook known as a Kelly applicator, sold by Kny-Scheerer. The name refers to Howard Atwood Kelly (1858-1943), a graduate of the Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania who served as a founding professor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Kelly was also credited with establishing gynecology as a specialty.

Ref: Howard Atwood Kelly, Operative Gynecology (New York, 1899).

The Kny-Scheerer Co., Illustrations of Surgical Instruments (New York, 1915), p. 5064.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Donated by St. Louis Medical Society through Harry O. Cole & Gordon R. Garrett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0808.043Accession Number: 1977.0808Catalog Number: 1977.0808.43

Object Name: hooksOther Terms: Surgery

Measurements: overall: 8 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x .635 cm


Record Id: nmah_726653

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