Display Card - Manufacture of the Julian Smith Blood-taking Needle.

Production date
Circa 1940s
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Description
A rectangular display card holding five needles and explanatory text describing different steps in the manufacture of the Julian Smith blood-taking needle.
Classification
CH classification MEDICINE Medicine syringe
Measurements
L244 X W210 X H13 MM
Media/Materials description
Stainless steel, cardboard
Signature/Marks
STEPS IN MANUFACTURE OF ...
History and use
This display card shows the steps in manufacturing a blood-taking needle designed by innovative Melbourne doctor, Julian Smith. Smith founded St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne and was known as a photographer and inventor, as well as a pioneering surgeon. His blood transfusion innovations were adopted worldwide during the 1940s. The pump is part of Queensland Museum's Red Cross collection.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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Registration number
H47739

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