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Analytical balance with weights


Place where the object is located
Museum for the History of Medicine, School of Medicine, A.U.Th., Thessaloniki, Greece
Story of the object
The balance was used during the first half of the 20th century by a microbiologist. it is enclosed in wood and glass cabinet, whose front and back panels slide up for access to scale. It is accompanied by a rectangular-shaped wooden box with lid with brass weights. These scales were used either by pharmacists or by microbiologists to provide the exact amounts of substances for cultivation of bacteria. After the invention of the microscope and first use of agar by Koch, the work of microbiologists became much more precise and fruitful.
Unit of the Educational Material connected (4 - 2)
Label
Item 315 (1-7), 38,5x21,5x38,5 cm. The item was donated to the Museum for the History of Medicine, AUTH, by Dr. Psomogeridou who inherited it from her father, Dr. Psomogeridis. It was used in the beginning of the 20th century for weighting specific substances.