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Title

Percussion hammer and pleximeter in velvet lined box.

Description

A pleximeter (sometimes "plexor") is a small hammer that is used during clinical examinations to test the reflexes of the patient. One such reflex is the knee jerk reflex. The doctor will strike the patellar ligament of the patient and measure the reflex response to examine the patient's nervous tissue.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2015/234.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 5 cm

Materials

Ivory, wood, and metal.

Percussion hammer and pleximeter in velvet lined box.

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 5 cm

Materials

Ivory, wood, and metal.

Files

2015.234.2_pleximeter 3.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Percussion hammer and pleximeter in velvet lined box.,” Heritage, accessed December 19, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/97.