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Cautery Iron

Cautery Iron

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Description
Cautery is a method of destroying tissue by applying a hot tool to flesh to stop bleeding. This cautery iron was one of the first medical instruments acquired for the Smithsonian in 1898.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cautery Iron
cautery iron
date made
19th Century
Physical Description
metal, iron (overall material)
wood (overall material)
cork (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 4 cm x 32.7 cm; 1 9/16 in x 12 7/8 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 12 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 32.7025 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1993.0001.01
catalog number
1993.0001.01
accession number
1993.0001
catalog number
143076
subject
Medicine
Surgery
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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