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AN AMERICAN CELLULOID AND WHITE METAL MOUNTED 'ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES'
AN AMERICAN CELLULOID AND WHITE METAL MOUNTED 'ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES'

DR. BOYD, PATENTED 1893-1895

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AN AMERICAN CELLULOID AND WHITE METAL MOUNTED 'ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES'
DR. BOYD, PATENTED 1893-1895
Described in the patent application as a uterine instrument, the stopper stamped 'DR. BOYD'S PATENT MAR.28.'93 \ MAY 21.'98 \ No. 47'
5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high

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Accompanying the lot is the facsimile of the United States Patent office application for the instrument. In the early twentieth century, stimulation with vibratory devices for the treatment of female hysteria was a common and lucrative part of many doctors’ office practices.

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