The Sluder-Arrowsmith Tonsil Guillotine had a round opening as opposed to an oval ring. The form was designed by Greenfield Sluder (1865-1928), an ear, nose and throat physician in St Louis; modified by Hubert Arrowsmith (1865-1931), an ear, nose and throat physician in Brooklyn; and manufactured by V. Mueller & Co., of Chicago

Ref: H. Arrowsmith, “Modification of the Sluder Tonsillotome,” The Laryngoscope 24 (1914): 700.

“Hubert Arrowsmith, Physician, Succumbs,” New York Times (Aug. 10, 1931), p. 15.

Date Made: about 1924

Maker: Mueller, V.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

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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: 1977.0808.008Catalog Number: 1977.0808.008Accession Number: 1977.0808

Object Name: tonsilotometonsillotomeOther Terms: Surgery

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.2 cm x 13 cm x 16 cm; 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in


Record Id: nmah_727018

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