Trephine used by Dr. Ben Carson

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Manufactured by
Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., American, founded 1838
Used by
Dr. Ben Carson, American, born 1951
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Diameter: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Type
medical equipment
Date
1984-1995
Description
This trephine was used by Dr. Ben Carson. It is two (2) inches in diameter with a black metal base with a silver rim, and a silver metal shaft. The bottom edge of the base is serrated. A metal drill bit protrudes from the center bottom of the base and is adjusted with a tension screw on the side of the shaft. The text "CODMAN REPAIR 3Q91" is printed on the side of the shaft. A trephine is a surgical saw used to cut a hole in a patient’s skull.
Topic
African American
Medicine
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., MD
Object number
2012.73.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Medical
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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