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Forceps

Forceps

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Description
The Pennington clip is a specialized forceps associated with John Rawson Pennington (1858-1927), professor of rectal diseases at the Chicago Clinical School, chief surgeon for fistula and other diseases of the rectum at the Good Samaritan Hospital, and consulting surgeon at the Mary Thompson Hospital for Women and Children. The form was known by 1902. This example was made in Germany and sold by Sharp & Smith in the U.S.
Ref: The Kny-Scheerer Co., Illustrations of Surgical Instruments (New York, 1915), p. 2024.
“J. R. Pennington, Chicago Surgeon Taken By Death,” Chicago Tribune (Feb. 4, 1927), p. 18.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
forceps
Other Terms
Surgery
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 6.6675 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
1977.0808.048
accession number
1977.0808
catalog number
1977.0808.048
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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