Face phantom for practicing eye operations

Made:
1907-1930 in Vienna

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Bakelite face phantom. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey backgound
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Bakelite face phantom. Rear three quarter view. Graduated grey background
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Bakelite phantom, for practising eye operations, by Leiter, Vienna

This face phantom was intended to be used by medical students in order to practise eye operations. Made by Leiter, in Austria, the head is hinged at the base allowing it to be tilted. There are two holes for model eyes to be attached on springs and the centres can be adjusted by turning a screw. Bakelite was an early type of plastic introduced in 1907.

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Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A606412
Materials:
bakelite, brass and iron, case
type:
face phantom
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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