L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y.

Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D., 1892

L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y., Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D., 1892

L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y., Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D., 1892

L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y., Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D., 1892

L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y., Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D., 1892

L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y., Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D., 1892. Case and accessories.

L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y., Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D., 1892. Substage Abbe condenser.

When found, the microscope lacked its original objectives. Two Hartnack objectives were added to complete the microscope. Schrauer microscopes were often supplied with lenses from this firm. Schrauer never made his own optics. Sometime in the early history of this microscope the substage was upgraded in a professional manner. Originally, the substage consisted of a screw-in adapter which held an aperture stop holder having three stops. This was converted to a focusing Abbe condenser which allowed the use four aperture stops below the lens of the condenser. The condenser was arranged to allow off-center movement of the apertures by rack and pinion in order to  utilize oblique illumination.

L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y., Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D., 1892. Engraved tube.

The tube of the microscope is engraved:

Second Prize
Awarded to
Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D.
by the Faculty of the
New York Homeopathic
Medical College and Hospital
for the second highest grades of scholarship during 
the three years graded course
April 7th 1892

The following note appeared in The Medical Visitor, Vol. III, 1892

The commencement exercises of the New York Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital were held April 7th. Exercises opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Bolles. Prof. T. F. Allen, dean of the faculty, delivered the introductory address. Judge Rufus B. Cowing, president of the board of trustees, conferred the degrees. Dr. L. L. Danforth, secretary of the faculty, awarded the following prizes: First faculty prize, a microscope, valued at $100, for the highest average during the entire three-years' course, to John T. White of Salt Lake City; second faculty prize, a microscope, valued at $50, for the next highest average, Joseph E. McKenzie, of Caledonia; the Wales prize, a case of surgical instruments, for the highest standing in all the junior and middle studies, Frederick W. Wall, of the senior class. There were thirty five graduates


For more information about these prize microscopes , see the article:

The Prize Microscopes Awarded by the New York Homeopathic Medical College. 1874-1916

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