Tonsillotome

Tonsillotome

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Description
The Sluder-Arrowsmith Tonsil Guillotine had a round opening as opposed to an oval ring. The form was designed by Greenfield Sluder (1865-1928), an ear, nose and throat physician in St Louis; modified by Hubert Arrowsmith (1865-1931), an ear, nose and throat physician in Brooklyn; and manufactured by V. Mueller & Co., of Chicago
Ref: H. Arrowsmith, “Modification of the Sluder Tonsillotome,” The Laryngoscope 24 (1914): 700.
“Hubert Arrowsmith, Physician, Succumbs,” New York Times (Aug. 10, 1931), p. 15.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tonsilotome
tonsillotome
Other Terms
Surgery
date made
about 1924
maker
Mueller, V.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.2 cm x 13 cm x 16 cm; 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in
ID Number
1977.0808.008
catalog number
1977.0808.008
accession number
1977.0808
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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