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Object Name Scissors, Surgical
Catalog Number 1992.9.2
Maker Wiss
Date 1920-1953
Material(s) Steel
Dimensions H-5.5 W-2 inches
Description This is a pair of Mayo style surgical scissors. The piece has two slightly curved blades held in place with a single screw. The piece is marked "WISS/ U.S.A." on the inside of the handles.
Notes Used by Dr. William H. Gibson, grandfather of donor. Gibson graduated from University of Louisville Medical School in 1907. He returned home to Lerose in Owsley County to practise, later moving to Booneville in the 1920s. Gibson also owned a farm and was president of Farmers State Bank from 1931-1953.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Gibson, Dr. William H.
Subjects Medicine
Medical equipment & supplies
Search Terms Booneville (Ky.)
Louisville (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS