Dr. W. A. Dudley's Lithomeldor

Dr. W. A. Dudley's Lithomeldor

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Description
The inscription in the lid of this device reads “DR. W. A. DUDLEY’S / LITHOMELDOR / FOR DISSOLVING AND REMOVING HUMAN CALCULI / WITHOUT THE USE OF THE KNIFE. PETERSBURG, VA.” William A. Dudley (1830-1902) was a physician in Petersburg, Va., and a Unionist during the Civil War. He probably submitted this item along with his patent application.
Ref: William A. Dudley, “Apparatus for Removing Calculi,” U.S. Patent 30,471 (Oct. 23, 1860).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Kit, Calcium Removal
lithomeldor
lithomeldor, patent model
surgical instrument
Other Terms
Kit, Calcium Removal; Surgery
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 26.3525 cm x 9.2075 cm
ID Number
MG.M-04183
catalog number
M-04183
accession number
89797
patent number
30,471
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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