Surgical Set

Surgical Set

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The “PRATT / SURGICAL INST / MAKER / 420 OXFORD STREET / LONDON” inscription in this small leather case refers to Joseph F. Pratt, a surgical instrument maker in London in the mid-nineteenth century. The "Belonged to Henry / M. Hurd & given by the Misses Hurd" inscription refers to Henry Mills Hurd (1843-1927), a physician who served as the first director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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Object Name
Pocket Case
pocket case
Other Terms
Pocket Case; surgical set
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
tortoise shell (handles material)
overall: 2.3 cm x 12.3 cm x 5.9 cm; 7/8 in x 4 13/16 in x 2 5/16 in
overall: 1 in x 5 in x 2 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 12.7 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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