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Title

Lumbar Puncture Needle

Description

Pictured here is a lumbar puncture needle, held in a metal box. It was used to perform the lumbar puncture procedure, which involves inserting a needle between the bones of the lower spine to take a sample of cerebrospinal fluid, fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

The first lumbar punctures were performed by Heinrich Iranäus Quincke (1842-1922) in the late 19th Century. This procedure can help to diagnose infections such as meningitis. It is also sometimes used to inject anaesthetic medication.

Creator

B. Braun Melsungen AG

Date

Unknown

Identifier

1999/2.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 36.3 cm (box)

Materials

Metal; Glass.

Lumbar Puncture Needle

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 36.3 cm (box)

Materials

Metal; Glass.

Files

Lumbar Puncture Needle
Lumbar Puncture Needle
Lumbar Puncture Needle

Collection

Citation

B. Braun Melsungen AG, “Lumbar Puncture Needle,” Heritage, accessed September 24, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/627.