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Title

Beer's Cataract Knife

Description

Beer's cataract knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

The design of this cataract knife was invented by Austrian ophthalmologist, Georg Joseph Beer, who pioneered a new method of cataract surgery during the late 1700s. This knife would have been used to remove some of the affected lens.

Creator

J. Weiss & Son.

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.40.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Beer's Cataract Knife

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.77.40.414_beer's cataract knife 3.jpg
2003.77.40.414_beer's cataract knife.jpg

Collection

Citation

J. Weiss & Son. , “Beer's Cataract Knife,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/172.