Test Board of Dried Proteins Used for Skin Tests for the Diagnosis of Allergies

Test Board of Dried Proteins Used for Skin Tests for the Diagnosis of Allergies

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Description (Brief)
Test board with 60 small, glass, cork-stoppered vials of proteins. Used for skin tests. The board was part of a larger exhibit panel on Diagnostic Skin Tests that was installed at the Smithsonian in 1922. The individual glass vials of proteins are set in holes drilled through board under six categories: Pollens Dried; Animal Epidermal Extracts Dried; Vegetable Food Extracts Dried; Animal Food Extracts Dried; Animal Protein Dried; Bacteria Dried. All the extant samples appear to be labelled "Golden Rod."
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Object Name
allergenic extract, test board
Other Terms
Test Board, Dried Proteins; Allergenic Extracts; Biologicals; Drugs
date made
ca 1922
H. K. Mulford Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
glass (overall material)
cork (overall material)
overall: 11 7/8 in x 12 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 30.1625 cm x 32.7025 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of H. K. Mulford Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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