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Accession # SRM1994-8.3

Forceps

1860-1865


These dental forceps were used to extract teeth. Dated to the Civil War, they have one curved handle and small teeth. The maker's mark, "H.G. KERN/ PHILAD" is the mark of a prominent Philadelphia surgical instrument company owned by Horatio G. Kern who was the contract supplier of medical instruments to the Union Army during the Civil War.




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