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Object Name Needle, Hypodermic
Catalog Number 1990.17.56
Date ca. 1950
Material(s) cardboard, steel
Dimensions H-0.5 W-3.125 D-2.25 inches
Description This small cardboard box contains a cardboard tray holding twelve 1" hypodermic needles, (four missing). The manufacturer's label printed on top reads, 'B-D YALE-LOK/HYPODERMIC NEEDLES/RUSTLESS STEEL/GUAGE 21." Stamped into needles is, "B-D/23."
Notes Dr. Joseph Laine (1879-1967) was born in Howard Creek, Clark County, Ky.; he attended Berea College and Meharry Medical College, graduating in 1906; in 1924 he established the Laine Clinic in Louisville; the instruments in the collection date from the 1920s throught the 1950s; Dr. Laine evidently specialized in obstetrics and gynecology 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
Subjects Needles
Needles, Hypodermic
Medical equipment & supplies
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS