Ophthalmoscope

Ophthalmoscope

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Description
In 1851, Hermann von Helmholtz, a German professor of physiology, devised an ophthalmoscope for examining the interior of an eye. This item is an example of the modification of that instrument that Richard Liebreich (1830-1917), a German ophthalmologist, developed soon thereafter.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Ophthalmoscope
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
rubber, hard(?) (overall material)
glass (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1.5 cm x 4.2 cm x 12.5 cm; 9/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 4 15/16 in
ID Number
MG.314016.229
accession number
314016
catalog number
314016.229
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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