Early Medical Instruments at the national institutes of health

THE COLLECTION

Tensiometer TENSIOMETER

The Stetten Museum preserves more than 1,000 instruments in its collection. Because of limited space, only a small portion can be displayed. The following exhibit features a cross section of instruments for computing. Prior to the wide-spread introduction of solid-state electronics devices, scientific instrument designers relied on mechanical and optical techniques, which necessitated a high degree of precision in the construction of their instruments.

 

VIEWING THE GALLERY

You may browse through the medical instruments gallery, 9 pages in all, or scan an index organized by instrument name.

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Last updated: 2 June 2014
First published: 2 February 2005
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