- A catlin (or catling) is a long, double-bladed surgical knife that was in common use from the 17th to the mid-19th century. This example has a steel blade, an ebony handle, and a "GEMRIG / PHILA."
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- surgical set
- Other Terms
- Knife; Cutting Tool; Amputationol
- Gemrig, John H.
- Gemrig, Jacob H.
- Physical Description
- metal, steel (overall material)
- wood, ebony (overall material)
- overall: 5/8 in x 14 1/2 in x 1 in; 1.5875 cm x 36.83 cm x 2.54 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Elizabeth F. Wolfley, Eleanor Wolfley Bisell, Caroline Wolfley Shannon and Elizabeth Wolfley Harman
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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