- VIM Silverman stainless steel biopsy needle with a cannula and a director, used to obtain tissue from tumors and organs. Irving Silverman (b. 1904) was a physician in Brooklyn. VIM needles were manufactured by the MacGregor Instrument Co. in Needham, Mass.
- Ref: Irving Silverman, “Biopsy Needle,” U.S. Patent 2,198,319 (April 23, 1938).
- Irving Silverman, “Biopsy Needle,” U.S. Patent 2,705,949 (April 12, 1955).
- Irving Silverman, “Biopsy Device,” U.S. Patent 3,001,522 (Sept. 26, 1961).
- Irving Silverman, “Improved VIM-Silverman Biopsy Needle,” Journal of the American Medical Association 155 (1954): 1060-1061.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Needle, Biopsy
- needle, biopsy
- MacGregor Instrument Company
- Physical Description
- metal, stainless steel (overall material)
- average spatial: 1.1 cm x 12.3 cm x 1.3 cm; 7/16 in x 4 13/16 in x 1/2 in
- average spatial: 14.1 cm x 1.4 cm; x 5 9/16 in x 9/16 in
- needle: 1/2 in x 4 7/8 in x 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 12.3825 cm x 1.5875 cm
- needle: 5 1/2 in x 1/2 in; x 13.97 cm x 1.27 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gerald E. Stone, M.D. and Lois Greene Stone
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- Medicine and Science: Pharmacy
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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