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Object Name Case, Medical Instrument
Catalog Number 1990.17.55abcd
Date ca. 1950
Material(s) chrome, glass,steel,
Dimensions H-8.75 W-2.75 D-1.25 inches
Description This is a chrome plated rectangular box, punched into lid is, "B-D." It has a steel latch and two interior plates that secure three syringes in the bottom and possible medicine vials in the lid. There is a 10cc glass syringe with a glass plunger and punched steel tension band. It has a 10cc scale written on the side, as well as "BROKKSDEN/BROOKS DENHARD S.I.CO./LOUISVILLE/7842A. There is also a 5cc glass syringe which is missing the plunger. It has a 5cc scale painted in red on the side, as well as "B-D YALE/Becton, Dickinson & Co. Made in U>S>A>/W9285." It has a chrome plated nozzle. The third syring is glass and is 2cc with a glass plunger. The scale is etched into the side and enameled red, "B-D YALE LL/LUER-LOK/3606Y." It also has a steel nozzle with a locking ring stamped "PAT 1741947."
Notes Dr. Joseph Laine (1879-1967) was born in Howard Creek, Clarke 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
Subjects African Americans
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical care
Syringes, Hypodermic
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS