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Object Name Forceps
Catalog Number 1990.17.17
Maker Shepard & Dudley
Date 1920-1959
Material(s) Steel;
Dimensions H-7.5 W-2.125 D-0.5 inches
Description This is a set of plated steel forceps with teeth in oval jaws. The arms cross snugly to apply tension and hold forceps in position.
Notes Dr. Joseph Laine (1879-1967) was born in Howard Creek, Clark County, Kentucky. He attended Berea College and Meharry Medical College, graduating in 1906. He practiced medicine in Lexington beginning in 1908. In 1924 he established the Laine Clinic in Louisville. The instruments in the collection date from the 1920s through the 1950s. Dr. Laine evidently specialized in gynecology and obstetrics, based on the contents of his bag. Dr. Laine was an active civic figure in Louisville, working for the Y.M.C.A., the Urban League, and the NAACP. He was featured in the exhibit "Afro-American Physicians in Lexington, 1895-1950."
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Shepard & Dudley
Laine, Joseph
Subjects Surgical instruments
Medical equipment & supplies
Doctors
Physicians
Obstetric hospitals
African Americans
Afro-Americans
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS