Tonsillotome with an ivory handle and a “Charrier a Paris” inscription. The form was designed by Alfred-Armand-Louis-Marie Velpeau (1795-1867), a prominent surgeon and anatomist in Paris. In French it was termed an amygdalotome.

Ref: Charrier, Catalogue d’Instruments (Paris, 1855), p. 42.

Date Made: about 1860

Maker: Charriere, Joseph

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0874.02Accession Number: 1978.0874Catalog Number: 1978.0874.02

Object Name: surgical instrumenttonsillotometonsillotometonsilltomeOther Terms: Surgery

Measurements: overall: 8.5 cm x 2.8 cm x 27.8 cm; 3 11/32 in x 1 3/32 in x 10 15/16 inoverall: 1 in x 11 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 27.94 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_727004

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