Opthalmodynamometer

Opthalmodynamometer

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Description
Paul Alfred Marie Bailliart (1877-1969), a prominent ophthalmologist in Paris, developed an instrument, sometimes termed a tonometer, to measure the blood pressure in the central artery of eyes. The inscription on the case of this example reads “BAILLIART OPTHALMO DYNAMOMETER / MATALENE / SURGICAL INSTRUMENT CO. Inc. / NEW YORK, N.Y.” The inscription on the handle reads “MATALENE.”
In 1960 E. B. Meyrowitz Instruments became the Matalene Surgical Instrument Co.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Opthalmodynamometer
opthalmodynamometer
Other Terms
Opthalmodynamometer; Medicine
maker
Matalene Surgical Instrument Co.
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 16.1925 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
1980.0186.162
accession number
1980.0186
catalog number
1980.0186.162
Credit Line
Donation of George E. Burch, Jr., M.D., Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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