The Science and Art of Medicine

     

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    Bourdalon, or female urinal, English, c 1805.

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

     
    Sample of Edward Jenner's hair, 1823.

    Lock of hair removed from Edward Jenner after his death, 26th January 1823, framed

     
    Early inoculation items, c 1798-1825.

    Cow's horn, inscribed 'G.C. Jenner, 1825'.

     
    'Med-E-Jet' inoculation gun, United States, 1980.

    "Med-E-Jet" inoculation gun, in carrying case, by Med-E-Jet Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1980. This gun was designed to make mass immunisation more efficient. It enabled the user to give many people a small dose of vaccine or drug and was used durin

     
    Vaccination lancets, late 18th-early 19th century.

    These lancets belonged to Edward Jenner (1749-1823). In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a cowpox sore through a person's skin, in order to inoculate them against smallpox, a similar but more dangerous disease. He

     
    Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches, 1915-1918.

    Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches, first World War, British. Information with the stretcher notes: "Experimental model of jointed pole trench stretcher (The Lancet Jan.1916). Designed primarily for the immediate & safe evacuation of the wounded ma

     
    Jackson X-ray tube, 1896.

    Jackson Focus X-ray tubes

     
    Canvas and leather strait jacket, c 1930.

    Copy of a strait jacket, c.1930. The strait jacket, or strait waistcoat, was first described in 1772 in a textbook by David Macbride (1726-1778). Employed both as a restraint as well as for treatment, it's use gradually declined in the 19th century a

     
    Dotting machine, English, 1918-1926.

    Dotting machine, for testing accident-proneness in industrial workers. This device was used by psychologists May Smith and Millais Culpin of the Industrial Fatigue Research Board; a body originally set up to study the health of munitions workers dur

     
    Box of laminaria tents, 1871-1900.

    These items are also referred to as Sea-Tangle tents and are a genus of seaweed. Each �tent� is a cylinder about 5-10 cm long made from the dried stalk of the marine plant Laminaria digitata. They are inserted into the cervical canal when they are dr