Cooper Basal Ganglia Guide

Cooper Basal Ganglia Guide

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Description
Irving Cooper (1922-1985) was a neurosurgeon who developed several techniques for the surgical management of Parkinson's disease and other crippling movement disorders. He donated this item to the Smithsonian in 1964. An inscription reads “Cooper Basal Ganglia Guide, another invengineering product, Belmar, N.J., U.S.A.”
Ref: “Irving Cooper, Man of Science and Arts,” New York Times (Sept. 25, 1977), pp. 1 and 4.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guide, ganglionic
surgical instrument
Other Terms
Surgery
Date made
c. 1957-1964
maker
Invengineering, Inc.
Physical Description
black (overall color)
anodinized alluminum alloy with stainless steel and nickel plated accessories (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 8 cm x 28.5 cm; 4 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 11 1/4 in
overall: 4 1/4 in x 7 in x 11 3/8 in; 10.795 cm x 17.78 cm x 28.8925 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10887
catalog number
M-10887
accession number
256195
Credit Line
Dr. Irving Cooper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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