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Bausch and Lomb BB Microscope

Date: 1899 | Identifier: LL02.48.01.43
This is a standard Bausch and Lomb continental-type microscope, apparently from a hospital. When the United States entered World War I, there was a need to provide continuing medical care for a large number of wounded and chronically ill. The War Department took over a number of civilian hospital facilities. There is a brass plaque on the case: Med. Dept. U.S. Army Oct. 29, 1917. There is a later stenciled label, USVA, for the Veteran’s Administration. more...