The Science and Art of Medicine

 

On Display

Brass stereotaxic apparatus, English, c 1905.

Stereotaxic apparatus, brass, used by Sir Victor Horsley and Richard Clarke, made by Swift and Son, London. The following two items are connected with this object: 1) Sir Victor Horsley's laboratory notebook 1904-1905 containing records (written and

 
Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1776-1780.

This half-life-size figure showing the body�s muscle system is one of a series of eight made in the 1770s for La Specola zoological museum in Florence, Italy. They were trial pieces for a set of similar but life-size figures. Made of beeswax, they sh

 
Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1740-1780.

This is a figure of a man with most of his skin peeled back to reveal some of the anatomy of the body. It is made from coloured wax and is mounted on a wooden stand. It is thought to be the work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-74) an Italian craftswo

 
Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1740-1780.

This is a figure of a man with most of his skin peeled back to reveal some of the anatomy of the body. It is made from coloured wax and is mounted on a wooden stand. It is thought to be the work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-74) an Italian craftswo

 
Medicine man's bag, Africa, 1880-1930.

A bag probably made from monkey-skin, used by healers in Africa. Clothes and accessories such as this bag are important to identify healers and show their high status in the community.

 
Haemodynamometer, c 1900.

Haemadynamometer, in case by Hawksley, English

 
Sibson type combined percussor and pleximeter, c 1860.

Combined percussor and pleximeter, in case, Sibson type

 
Electrocardiograph machine, c 1940.

ECG machine by the Cambridge Instrument Co. A unique calibrating model, c.1940. With 2 rolls cardiograph paper, box of ECG leads and spare parts, & galvanometer (without scale).

 
Chambers of the human heart, 1910-1930.

This is a wax model of the human heart, sectioned to illustrate the interior structure of the organ. Sir Thomas Lewis (1881-1945) made and used this model in his research into the human cardiovascular system in England.

 
Bourdalon, or female urinal, English, c 1805.

Bourdalon female urinal, blue and white, c. 1805, Spode