Uterine Dilator

Description:

The Atlee uterine dilator, of which this is an example, was associated was John L. Atlee (1799-1885) and his brother, Washington Lemuel Atlee (1808-1878), physicians and gynecologists in Lancaster, Pa.

Ref: George Tiemann & Co., The American Armamentarium Chirurgicum (New York, 1879), p. 78.

Charles Truax, The Mechanics of Surgery (Chicago, 1899), p. 467.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Women's Health

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Credit Line: Gift of William P. Evans

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-07320Catalog Number: M-07320Accession Number: 217731

Object Name: futerine dilatorOther Terms: Medicine

Measurements: overall: 11 in x 1 in x 1/4 in; 27.94 cm x 2.54 cm x .635 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-7cf0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_726735

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