Rush Medullary Pin


Leslie Vaughn Rush (1905-1987) was a surgeon in Meridian, Miss. who joined his father’s hospital, Rush Infirmary, in 1927. In 1936 he invented an orthopedic pin for treating bone fractures. Dr. Rush and his wife formed the Berivon Co. in 1948, deriving the term from their two names (Beryl and Vaughn), and began manufacturing various orthopedic pins. That firm donated this pin to the Smithsonian in 1986.

Date Made: 1985Date(S) Of Previous Ownership: 1985 11 25

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: RUSH/berivon, inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0125.02Accession Number: 1986.0125Catalog Number: 1986.0125.02

Object Name: Pin, Orthopedicpin, orthopedicsurgical instrumentOther Terms: Pin, Orthopedic; Medicine

Measurements: overall: 1/4 in x 24 in x 3 in; .635 cm x 60.96 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_738693

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