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.”
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