Surgical Instrument.

Surgical Instrument.

Date: March 12, 1895
Creator: Hawkes, James Patrick
Description: Patent for "a tractor device...especially adapted for use in vesico-vaginal fistula operations, but which may advantageously be employed in operating upon other fistulas." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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An Account of the Early History of  Surgery in Texas

An Account of the Early History of Surgery in Texas

Date: 1932
Creator: Singleton, Albert O.
Description: This presidential address covers the early history of surgery in Texas, including the development of the specialty, early surgical procedures, the first medical associations and organizations, as well as discussions of notable Texas surgeons.
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A Frontier Doctor

A Frontier Doctor

Date: 1929
Creator: Hoyt, Henry Franklin
Description: This autobiographical account of Dr. Henry Franklin Hoyt chronicles his family's history, his upbringing on a small farm in Minnesota, his work as a surgeon in New Mexico, Chicago, California, Texas and the Philippines, along with many other miscellaneous adventures.
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Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography

Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography

Date: 1958
Creator: Atkinson, Donald Taylor
Description: This autobiographical account of Dr. Donald Taylor Atkinson tells "the story of the life of a world-renowned doctor who overcame tremendous financial obstacles in order to gain an education" (vii). The author chronicles his family's history, his upbringing in Canada, as well as his journey towards becoming a surgeon in Texas.
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Surgical Instrument.

Surgical Instrument.

Date: July 14, 1885
Creator: Poynor, John S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved surgical tool. This design consists "[i]n a surgical instrument, the combination, with the rod having the stepped head provided with grooves, of the springs, the pin, the stepped shell having offsets, the sliding sleeve, and the [other] pin" (lines 14-18).
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Compress.

Compress.

Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Burton, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Pessary.

Pessary.

Date: February 22, 1859
Creator: Wells, Francis, F.
Description: Patent for a ring pessary used as a female birth control device, including illustration.
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Trephine.

Trephine.

Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: MacKenzie, Joseph Alexander
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient trephine that is easily assembled and takes up little space. It retains better results than other trephines.
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