998.9.25: Curette, Ethmoid, 1960-1995

Additional Images

998.9.25: Curette, Ethmoid. Showing graduated scale stamped into handle
Image No. 4171 Showing graduated scale stamped into handle; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

SCHAEFER's double ended ethmoid curette, with a sharp circular scoop at one end and an oval scoop at the other. A graduated scale, in inches, is stamped into one side of the handle. Engraved into the other side are initials 'Dr. R.M.'.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.9.25
Collection: Otolaryngology
Date: 1960-1995

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 21.6 cm
  • Width: 0.8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: Used in intranasal ethmoidectomy operation. The ethmoid bone, located at the roof of the nose, is an unpaired bone in the skull that separates the nasal cavity from the brain.