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Ankle Splint

Ankle Splint

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Perforated aluminum ankle splint with paper label that reads in part “LEVIS'S METALLIC SPLINT /... 16 ADULT / EXTERNAL / ANKLE / LEE’S PATENT.” Levis splints were designed by (or perhaps to the specifications of) Dr. Richard Joseph Levis (1827-1890), a graduate of Jefferson Medical College who practiced medicine and surgery in Philadelphia. The patent was issued to John Elwood Lee (1860-1914), a manufacturer in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
Ref: J. Elwood Lee, “Manufacture of Sheet-Metal Splints,” U.S. Patent 376,666 (Jan. 17, 1888).
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Gift of William P. Evans
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