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Counter Irritation Instrument

Format
Online; Physical Object
Type
Medical Equipment; Plastic (Organic Material); Rubber (Material)
Summary
Spring loaded device used for counter irritation procedures. Engraved text reads: "IXX Goodyear Patent May 6, 1851." This refers to an 1851 US Patent for "Improvement in the Manufacture of India Rubber."
Date Created
circa 1850 - 1875
Description
3 x 10.7 x 3 cm
Collection
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Notes
Donated by D.F. Weaver
Location
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
artifacts00746