Percussion Mallet


Medical practitioners use percussion (or reflex) hammers to test deep tendon reflexes.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.321687.07Catalog Number: 321687.07Accession Number: 321687

Object Name: percussing mallethammer, percussingdiagnostic instrumentOther Terms: Surgery

Physical Description: metal (overall material)rubber (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.5875 cmoverall: 5/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 1.59258 cm x 16.1925 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_729883

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