The Pennington clip is a specialized forceps associated with John Rawson Pennington (1858-1927), professor of rectal diseases at the Chicago Clinical School, chief surgeon for fistula and other diseases of the rectum at the Good Samaritan Hospital, and consulting surgeon at the Mary Thompson Hospital for Women and Children. The form was known by 1902. This example was made in Germany and sold by Sharp & Smith in the U.S.

Ref: The Kny-Scheerer Co., Illustrations of Surgical Instruments (New York, 1915), p. 2024.

“J. R. Pennington, Chicago Surgeon Taken By Death,” Chicago Tribune (Feb. 4, 1927), p. 18.

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: 1977.0808.048Accession Number: 1977.0808Catalog Number: 1977.0808.048

Object Name: forcepsOther Terms: Surgery

Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 6.6675 cm x 14.2875 cm


Record Id: nmah_726798

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