Spring Lancet

Spring Lancet

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Description
Spring lancets for bloodletting have been known since the early eighteenth century and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century. This example belonged to Samuel Kennedy Jennings (1771-1854), a Maryland physician, and medical professor.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Spring lancet
Lancet
spring lancet, set
bloodletting
Other Terms
Lancet; Bloodletting Instruments; Spring
Physical Description
metal, brass (overall material)
metal, nickel (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 3 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm; 1 3/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in
case: 1 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 6.6675 cm x 3.81 cm
lancet: 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
MG.302606.061
accession number
302606
catalog number
M-14190
302606.061
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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