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Object Name Syringe
Catalog Number 1990.17.54
Date ca. 1950
Material(s) chrome, glass,steel,
Dimensions H-1.375 W-4.25 D-2.25 inches
Description This steel case contains a glass syringe, plunger, needle and case, and other pieces. The syringe is 10cc and has a scale marker on the side.
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
People Laine, Joseph
Subjects Needles
Needles, Hypodermic
Syringes, Hypodermic
Medical equipment & supplies
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS