Autographed Carte de Visite of Dr. Auguste Nélaton
  • Autographed Carte de Visite of Dr. Auguste Nélaton
  • Autographed Carte de Visite of Dr. Auguste Nélaton

Autographed Carte de Visite of Dr. Auguste Nélaton

$110

Dimensions

Height: 4" or 10 cm

Circa

1867

Category: Other Medical Antiques

Description

A Carte de Visite of Dr. Auguste Nélaton autographed in ink on the front: “Nélaton 1867”. Nélaton (1807–1873) was a prominent French physician and surgeon.

“He invented the porcelain-knobbed probe for locating bullets known as Nélaton’s probe. The probe was used to locate a bullet in the ankle of Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1862. He also made noted contributions to pelvic and abdominal surgery.

Nélaton is also credited with the invention of the Nélaton catheter. A rubber catheter which was a great improvement and relieved patients of the distress of tour de maître (catherisation with stiff implements). He is also associated with improvements in lithotomy.”

For more about Nélaton see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Nelaton

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US M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: mgordon1940@gmail.com or 718-623-6777