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Troeltsch's tympanum needle

Item details

Object number M-958
Manufacturer Developed by Dr Anton von Troelsch
Place Germany
Date 1950s
Category Otologic instruments
Material Metal


Named in honour of the nineteenth-century German otologist Dr Anton von Troeltsch this instrument is designed for ear-drum perforation in instances of inflammation or fluid retention which cannot be medication-controlled. The item shown is believed to have been manufactured in Germany in 1950. Its design replicates technical specifications developed by von Troeltsch in the preceding century.