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February 20, 1932


Author Affiliations


Secretary and Director, the Franklin Institute.

JAMA. 1932;98(8):660. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730340068029

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To the Editor:  —We are preparing an exhibit of medical and surgical instruments, which we propose to house in the Benjamin Franklin Memorial and Franklin Institute Museum.This institution, which we are building on the Parkway in Philadelphia, will doubtless be the world's greatest memorial to Benjamin Franklin. In addition to the memorial chamber, it will house all the activities of the old Franklin Institute and will contain also a modern museum of science and technology. We propose to install in the latter such a collection as we can make of surgical and medical instruments, both ancient and modern, which will show how the principles of physical science find application in the production of medical and surgical instruments.It has occurred to us that there are, throughout the country, many physicians who would be interested in such a project and who would be willing either to donate, or to sell

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