Sutures

Description:

Inscriptions on the glass vial read in part “KAL-DERMIC / Skin Suture / Eight-O” and “852 / Minor”. Davis & Geck, a surgical/medical device firm that was established by Charles T. Davis and Fred A. Geck in Brooklyn in 1909, filed for a trademark on the term KAL-DERMIC in 1931.

Purchasing Agent/Middleman: Borowick, G. N.

Location: Currently not on view

Location Of Prior Holder: United States: California, Long BeachUnited States: California

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Credit Line: from The Harriman Jones Medical Clinic, Long Beach CA

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0853.34Accession Number: 1984.0853Catalog Number: 1984.0853.34

Object Name: SuturesOther Terms: Sutures; Surgery; Medicine

Physical Description: glass (vial material)Measurements: overall - vial: 2 7/8 in x 3/8 in; x 7.3025 cm x .9525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-758b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_738083

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