What does M.D.-U.S.N. really mean stamped on surgical instruments, i.e. towel clamps, suture scissors, etc?
Is it a brand name by one of the manufacturers or multiple manufacturers, i.e. Sklar, etc?
Is it description, i.e. it belongs to Medical Doctors of the United States Navy?
Does anybody know how long the designation of M.D.-U.S.N. lasted on surgical instruments?
If an instrument is stamped with M.D.-U.S.N. does that indicate a manufacturers date range?
The lady at Sklar Instruments I contacted was not aware of the company's history as they have changed hands over their 125+ years.