Item Details

Lancets in Silver Case

Format
Online; Physical Object
Type
Metal; Tortoise Shell
Summary
The case contains four lancets; each blade is protected by hinged covers made of tortoise shell; including the covers each lancet is 5.5 cm long. The outside of the case has decorative engravings and the initials of the original owner: HKS; Hendrik Krieger Schumer (1797-1864) was a surgeon in Amersterdam, Holland. According to the donor, he had six daughters, the youngest was married in 1851 to the great-grandfather of the donor.
Date Created
circa 1825 - 1875
Description
6.1 x 2.6 x 1 cm
Collection
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Location
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
artifacts01793
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