Howard Atwood Kelly (1858-1943), a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, served as the first professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He used radium to treat uterine hemorrhages and fibroid tumors. And he acquired this gold leaf electroscope, ca. 1921, and used it to calibrate gamma radiation from a radon glass bulb by comparison with a standard (50 milligrams of radium sulphate sealed in glass).

Date Made: ca 1921

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Mitchell H. Miller, M.D.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-09640.01Catalog Number: M-09640.01Accession Number: 232302

Object Name: ElectroscopeOther Terms: Electroscope; Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 13.97 cm x 16.51 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8f3f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_727553

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