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Object Name Probe, Uterine
Catalog Number 1990.17.13
Date 1920-1950
Material(s) Steel
Dimensions H-11 W-1.75 inches
Description This is a hollow steel uterine probe with an 80 degree curved tip. The piece has a flat plate handle soldered to one end. This has two oval holes in the curve and has a threaded tip for a filiform guide. It has a hollow tube for suction. The piece is stamped with a round maker's mark with a "S" in it and a "16."
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; 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 obstretics, 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 Medical equipment & supplies
Doctors
African Americans
Search Terms Louisville (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS