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Object Name Syringe
Catalog Number 1990.17.37
Maker Becton, Dickinson, & Co.
Date ca. 1920
Material(s) Glass; paper; metal
Dimensions H-1 W-3.625 D-1.5 inches
Description This syringe is stored in a black embossed paper covered box. The box hinge has been repaired with linen tape. It has a small latch and yellow linen tape lining. The glass syringe is 1/2 cc glass syringe with a scale on the side, as well as "Becton, Dickinson, & Co." It has a metal finger grip with a spring and a blue glass plunger. There are three empty spaces on the lid for holding needles.
Notes Dr. Joseph Laine (1879-1967) was born in Howard Creek, Clark 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 Needles
Needles, Hypodermic
Syringes, Hypodermic
Medical equipment & supplies
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS