|Title||Becton Dickinson Labware Yale Syringe, 20 cc|
Glass with glass plunger. Graduations are in red (0-20 cc), maker’s name, "made in USA," and red square with "Y 5742" (on the plunger is "D 6357"). The plunger top is clear glass and the barrel has a large lip with finger grips.
91.0001.083.01 - 20 c.c. glass syringe
91.0001.083.02 - Plunger
|Collection||Wilton Earle Collection|
|Caption||Becton Dickinson Labware Yale Syringe, 20 cc|
Dr. Wilton Earle pioneered processes for growing cells in culture during the 1930-1950s to study how cells become cancerous. He developed a three-dimensional culture containing multi-layered cellophane sheets or glass helices for growing clones of a single cell. From "Dr. Earle, World Expert on Tissue Culture, Dies. Served NCI Since 1937," NIH Record, June 16, 1964, page 7: "Dr. Earle made many significant contributiions to the deveopment of tissue culture science and technology. His contributions were outstanding in improving tissue culture techniques and in advancing the purposes for which long-term, large-scale cell culture could be used in medical research, specifically in cancer research. He was a pioneer in demonstrating that carcinogenesis occurs in vitro."
|Number of images||1|
|Organizations||NIH, NCI, Tissue Culture Section|
|NIH Property #||none|
|Old NIH Property #||none|
|Serial #||D 6357 and Y 5742|
Earle, Wilton Robinson
Sanford, Katherine H.