The Science and Art of Medicine


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    Posset pot, English, c 1700.

    Elaborate posset pot, tin glazed earthenware, cherub and songbird motifs, English

    Artificial nose, 17th-18th century.

    Full view. Artificial nose, made of plated metal, from the 17th or 18th century. Such noses would have been made to replace an original, which may have been congenitally absent or deformed, lost through accident or during combat or due to a degener

    Gibson spoons, 19th century.

    Pewter Gibson spoon, 19th century, French. This spoon is illustrated on the left of the image, the other spoon is A42395.

    Antiseptic machine, 1879.

    Apparatus for rendering the atmosphere antiseptic (hammer action). Inscribed 'Bells Patent, 1879, Newcastle on Tyne'

    Amputation saw, 17th Century.

    Large hacksaw-shaped amputation saw, perhaps 17th century

    Surgical instrument case and instruments, English, 1650-1700.

    Silver mounted fishskin instrument case, with instruments, bearing arms of Barber Surgeons' Company, English

    Surgical instrument set, Persian, 18th century.
    Cotton lint dressing possibly owned by Joseph Lister, c 1850-1912.
    Pharmacy tile, English, 17th century.

    Earthenware pill tile, tin glazed, polychrome, octagonal and decorated with the arms of the Society of Apothecaries, Lambeth, English, 17th century

    Oil bottle, Italy, 375-325 BC.

    Lekythos oil bottle, handle now detached, decorated in the Apulian style. Roman, from Italy, 375-325BC. Apulia, a region of southern Italy, gave its name to the distinct style of decoration seen on this bottle. Lekythoi were Ancient Greek one-handled