Weston D. Bayley, a Philadelphia neurologist and psychologist, gave this sphygmograph to the Smithsonian in 1922. The “HAWKSLEY / OXFORD ST. / LONDON” inscription in the lid of the case refers to a medical instrument firm that was established by T. Hawksley, and in business by 1869. The firm later became Hawksley & Son.

Ref: “Dr. W. D. Bayley Left Body to Medicine,” New York Times (Sept. 24, 1931), p. 52.

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-01602Catalog Number: M-01602Accession Number: 68571

Object Name: SphygmographOther Terms: Sphygmograph; Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: case: 3 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 29.21 cm x 8.255 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-7934-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_727684

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