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This brass lancet with wooden case was made by Wiegand and Snowden of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sometime between 1820 and 1880. The brass lever on its side releases the blade. The donor claimed the lancet was used by Dr. James Haller, who practiced in Middletown, Ohio, in the 1840s and 1850s. He later was a surgeon with General William T. Sherman's army during the Civil War.
Creator: Wiegand and Snowden
Date: between 1820 and 1880
Item Number: 223693
KSHS Identifier: 1969.34.11
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Physicians
Collections - Museum
Date - 1800-1854
Date - 1854-1860
Date - 1861-1869
Military - Wars - Civil War
Objects and Artifacts - Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology - Medical & Psychological - Lancet, Blood
Places - Other States - Ohio
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts