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cataract knife

cataract knife

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box: 13/16 in x 13/16 in x 6 3/16 in; 2.06375 cm x 2.06375 cm x 15.71625 cm
knife: 3/16 in x 5/16 in x 5 3/8 in;.47625 cm x.79375 cm x 13.6525 cm
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From R.N. Taylor M.D., thru Mystic Seaport, Inc.
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National Museum of American History
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