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Object Name Needle, Hypodermic
Catalog Number 1990.17.33
Date ca. 1950
Material(s) Steel;
Dimensions H-4.5 D-0.25 inches
Description This is a decompression hypodermic needle extension. It is a stainless steel needle angled 45 degrees on the exterior.
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 Needles
Needles, Hypodermic
Medical equipment & supplies
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS