Desmarres Knife


Desmarres knife for ophthalmic surgery, with an ivory handle and a "Kolbe" inscription. Louis-Auguste Desmarres (1810–1882) was a French ophthalmologist and author of Traité théorique et pratique des maladies des yeux (1847).

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Subject: Ophthalmology


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.314016.220PCatalog Number: 314016.220PAccession Number: 314016

Object Name: knife, eyeknife, corneaknife, ophthalmicsurgical instrumentOther Terms: Surgery

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)steel (blade material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 1/4 in x 3/16 in; 13.97 cm x .635 cm x .47625 cmoverall: 1/4 in x 5 3/8 in x 1/4 in; .635 cm x 13.6525 cm x .635 cm


Record Id: nmah_729808

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