Bicorn velour hat, Paris, France, 1850-1910
Decorated with a cockade and ostrich feathers, this velour hat was worn by Georges Dieulafoy (1839-1911), a famous French surgeon, physician and pathologist. A number of medical conditions are named after him and he also invented a variety of instruments – most notably an aspirator for removing liquid from the pleura which surround the lungs. Hats like this one were worn by members of academic and scientific societies.
Related Themes and Topics
Shaped coverings for the head having a brim and crown, or one of the two.
The membranes covering the lungs and the inner cavity
A device for removing liquids or gases from a body cavity through suction.