A trocar is used to withdraw fluid from a body cavity. This example is chromium-plated with a very thin tip. An inscription on the handle reads "Thiemann - Boettcher Co., Germany, Chrome."

Date Made: about 1925

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: From R.N. Taylor M.D., thru Mystic Seaport, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.1223.134Accession Number: 1977.1223Catalog Number: 1977.1223.134

Object Name: trocarsurgical instrumentantrum trocarOther Terms: Surgery

Physical Description: steel (overall material)chrome (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 12.3825 cm x 1.27 cmoverall: 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 6.985 cm x 13.335 cm


Record Id: nmah_726989

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