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This gastroscope was owned and used by Leonidas S. Berry (1902-1995), an African-American physician who worked in Chicago and specialized in gastroscopy. An inscription reads in part “EDER / INSTRUMENT CO., INC. / CHICAGO, ILL.” Dr. Berry was co-creator of the Eder-Berry gastroscope, used for obtaining stomach tissue samples for direct examination.
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Object Name
Gastroscope, Biopsy
gastroscope set
Other Terms
Gastroscope, Biopsy; Medicine
date made
1950 - 1959
date(s) of previous ownership
1986 03 20
Eder Instrument Co.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
overall: 4 3/8 in x 36 1/8 in x 9 5/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 91.7575 cm x 24.4475 cm
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Credit Line
Leonidas H. Berry, M.D.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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