Ophthalmic Forceps

Description:

Ramon Castroviejo (1905-1987) was an ophthalmologist from Spain who attended medical school at the University of Madrid and spent most of his career in New York City, and who developed techniques for transplanting corneal tissue from people who had recently died into damaged eyes of living patients. The Storz instrument firm made several instruments to his designs.

Ref: “Ramon Castroviejo, 82, Developer of Cornea Transplant Procedures,” New York Times (Jan. 5, 1987), p. B4.

Maker: Storz Instrument Company

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Subject: OphthalmologySpanish Americans

Subject:

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Credit Line: Storz Instrument Company, thru Dr. Ramon Castroviejo

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0048.001Accession Number: 1982.0048Catalog Number: 1982.0048.001

Object Name: forcepsforceps, suturingforceps, ophthalmicsurgical instrumentOther Terms: Surgery

Measurements: forceps: 1.3 cm x 11 cm x 1.1 cm; 1/2 in x 4 5/16 in x 7/16 inbox: 1 1/16 in x 6 3/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 2.69875 cm x 15.71625 cm x 3.175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6806-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_727154

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