Dental Drill

Dental Drill

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In 1963, Dr. Robert Hall (1928-2016), an innovative dentist in Pittsburgh, introduced a successful high-speed pneumatic drill suitable for use in oral surgery, which he termed the Surgairtome®. Hall gave this example to the Smithsonian in 1967.
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Object Name
drill, surgical
dental instrument
Other Terms
?; Dentistry
drill: 3/4 in x 5 3/8 in x 1 in; 1.905 cm x 13.6525 cm x 2.54 cm
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National Museum of American History
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