Algometer

Algometer

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Description
Algometers were designed to identify the pressure and/or force eliciting a pressure-pain threshold. Two forms were introduced in the 1890s. One was associated with Arthur MacDonald (1856-1936), a scientist affiliated with the U.S. Bureau of Education. The other was associated with James McKeen Cattell (1860-1944), a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. The inscription on this example is that of the Chicago Laboratory & Supply Co., a firm founded by Christian Hans Stoelting in 1886.
Ref: Sheperd Ivory Franz, Handbook of Mental Examination Methods (New York, 1912), p. 30.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Algometer
Other Terms
Algometer; Psychological Apparatus
used at
Cornell University
maker
Chicago Laboratory Supply and Scale Co.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, aluminum (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.6 cm x 28.5 cm x 2 cm; 5/8 in x 11 1/4 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
MG.323602.01
accession number
323602
catalog number
323602.01
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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