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New Addition to the McGuire Historical Medical Instrument Collection!

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15960In May 2013, the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection added a 19th century portable  pedal driven dental drill to the Edgar R. McGuire Historical Medical Instrument Collection. Part of the Elli Buk Collection that was auctioned in Dedham, MA, the drill came with its original case containing the handpiece, drill bits and the cords used to operate the mechanism.  Elli Buk was a self-made, prolific collector and curator whose collection contained over 2,000 pieces in 30 collecting categories including medicine and science


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