Surgery Hook

Surgery Hook

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Description
Surgery hook known as a Kelly applicator, sold by Kny-Scheerer. The name refers to Howard Atwood Kelly (1858-1943), a graduate of the Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania who served as a founding professor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Kelly was also credited with establishing gynecology as a specialty.
Ref: Howard Atwood Kelly, Operative Gynecology (New York, 1899).
The Kny-Scheerer Co., Illustrations of Surgical Instruments (New York, 1915), p. 5064.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hooks
Other Terms
Surgery
Measurements
overall: 8 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
1977.0808.043
accession number
1977.0808
catalog number
1977.0808.43
Credit Line
Donated by St. Louis Medical Society through Harry O. Cole & Gordon R. Garrett
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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