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ITEM Identifier: WAM001, c22265

Rock, John. Obstetrical examination table, from the private practice office of John Rock, 1890-1940

Content Description

One glass and metal table on casters from the private office of John Rock.


  • 1890-1940
  • Usage: 1918-1950

Language of Materials

Object labels, inscriptions, etc. are primarily in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Warren Anatomical Museum objects are available for research access. Access is premised on the availability of space and staff to facilitate use. Contact Public Services for the Warren Anatomical Museum for more information.


1 objects

Biographical / Historical

The examination table was originally owned by John Rock, MD. At an unknown point mid-20th century Rock transferred the table to the donor's father, Gordon A. Donaldson, MD, Class of 1935 at HMS. The table was held/used by Dr. Donaldson and Gordon Scannell, MD in their shared office in the late 1940's and the early 1950's. The donor, Magruder Donaldson, eventually inherited the table from his father, and gave it to the Warren Anatomical Museum in 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted to the Warren Anatomical Museum by Macgruder Donaldson in 2019 (Acc. #2020-147W).

Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

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