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Tissue Retractor (reproduction)

Made by the Jetter and Scheerer Corp

This button hook device was used to move muscle tissue and arteries out of the way during an operation, much like the retractors and forceps used today.

Metal. L 22.4, W 2.1, H 2.2 cm
Valley Forge National Historical Park, VAFO 3568
Donated by the Stueben Society of America,
Pastorius Unit #38