- The “PRINZ” inscription on this steel syringe refers to Hermann Prinz (1868-1957), a prominent dentist from Germany who moved to the United States in 1896, and taught in St. Louis and then in Philadelphia. The syringe was probably made by Parke, Davis & Co., and incorporated some suggestions made by Prinz.
- Ref: Hermann Prinz, Dental Materia Medica and Therapeutics (St. Louis, 1909), p. 469.
- “Dr. Hermann Prinze, Scientist, Educator,” New York Times (Nov. 26, 1957), p. 33.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- syringe, dental
- Other Terms
- Associated Place
- United States: New York, Brooklyn
- Physical Description
- metal (plunger, thumb rest material)
- metal (barrel material)
- metal (handle, finger rest material)
- metal (tip, screw material)
- overall: 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 13.335 cm x 5.715 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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