993.143.1: Needle, Paracentesis, 19th Cent.

Additional Images

993.143.1: Needle, Paracentesis.
Image No. 2740 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Paracentesis needle with ivory handle.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.143.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 12.9 cm
  • Width: 0.8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • ivory,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. John B. Ringwood
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Barney Ringwood who in 1953 joined a general practice with Dr. Hugh Atwood in Williams Lake B.C. In 1968 Dr. Ringwood retired and died in 1986.