Ophthalmoscope

Description:

In 1851, Hermann von Helmholtz, a German professor of physiology, devised an ophthalmoscope for examining the interior of an eye. This item is an example of the modification of that instrument developed by Richard Liebreich (1830-1917), a German ophthalmologist. An inscription in the lid of the box reads “OTTO & REYNDERS / SURGL. INSTS. / TRUSSES / 58 CHATHAM ST. N.Y.” Ferdinand Otto and John Reynders (fl. 1860-1875) made and sold surgical and medical instruments. In 1864 they moved from 58 Chatham St. to 64 Chatham St.

Date Made: 1860-1864

User: John King, M.D.Maker: Otto & Reynders

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Associated Subject: Ophthalmology

Subject:

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Wm. M. Mundy (through John Uri Lloyd)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-02045Catalog Number: M-02045Accession Number: 83997

Object Name: OphthalmoscopeophthalmoscopeOther Terms: Ophthalmoscope; Medicine

Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 18.7325 cm x 6.35 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-58ee-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_727937

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