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Tonsillotome

Tonsillotome

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Description
The Matthieu tonsillotome was devised by Louis-Joseph Mathieu (1817-1879), a surgical instrument maker in Paris. The Kny-Scheerer inscription on this example refers to a New York firm that began in business in 1897, and that sold surgical instruments made in Germany.
Ref: The Kny-Scheerer Co., Illustrations of Surgical Instruments (New York, 1915), p. 3222.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tonsilotome
tonsillotome
Other Terms
Surgery
date made
about 1925
about 1921
maker
Kny-Scheerer
Measurements
overall: 1 3/16 in x 2 1/4 in x 9 3/8 in; 3.01625 cm x 5.715 cm x 23.8125 cm
ID Number
1977.0808.020
accession number
1977.0808
catalog number
1977.0808.020
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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