Thumb lancet

Thumb lancet

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Object Name
lancet, set
lancet, thumb, bloodletting
Other Terms
Lancet; Bloodletting Instruments; Thumb
Physical Description
tortoise shell (overall material)
metal, nickel (overall material)
average spatial: 5.4 cm x.9 cm x.3 cm; 2 1/8 in x 3/8 in x 1/8 in
lancet: 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 3/8 in;.3175 cm x 5.3975 cm x.9525 cm
case: 2 3/8 in x 1 in x 3/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 2.54 cm x.9525 cm
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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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