Percussion Mallet


Medical practitioners use percussion (or reflex) hammers to test deep tendon reflexes. The Taylor or tomahawk form was designed in 1888 by John Madison Taylor (1855-1931), an American pediatric neurologist.

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: 1977.1223.112Accession Number: 1977.1223Catalog Number: 1977.1223.112

Object Name: percussorOther Terms: Medicine

Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 11/16 in; 19.05 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.74625 cm


Record Id: nmah_727044

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