Red figure column krater, decorated with drinking scenes by the Cleveland Painter, inscription painted over are of the figures, Attica, Greece, 460-440BC
Knife, bronze, hooked blade, probably used for cutting internal attachments of internal organs in evisceration prior to embalming, Egyptian, 2000-100BC
Thomas Skinner, Obstetric Physician to the Dispensaries in Liverpool, introduced this type of mask in 1862. Chloroform was dropped from a specially designed bottle onto the mask, which kept it off the patient�s face. This technique continued to be us
Votive viscera, female, terracotta, probably Roman, 200BC-200AD. Votive offerings were gifts given to the gods in prayer. These would often be in the form or representation of the injured or diseased part of the body and would be left at the temple o
Wooden figure of Saint Cosmas, probably French, 1801-1900. St. Cosmas and his twin brother St. Damian are the patron saints of physicians. They were physicians who would not accept payment for treatment, an act of charity which converted many people
Seated figurine of Imhotep, made of electrum metal, Ancient Egyptian, 600-500BC. Imhotep (2686-2613 BC) was the first known physician and chief adviser to King Zoser (Djoser), in the 3rd dynasty. He was also the architect of the first pyramid in Egyp
Salvarsan kit, c.1912, by W.Martindale and Lucius and Bruning
A box containing a bottle of Safi, a Unani Tibb herbal medicine used as a tonic to purify blood. Unani Tibb medicines have been produced commercially for about 70 years in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
A herbal medicine called a ma'jun, meaning sweet medicine, used by practitioners of Unani Tibb. Herbs are mixed with honey to make them sweet and preserve their freshness. Honey is considered to have important healing powers.
A container of Crategus vegetarian capsules, prepared at the Mohsin Institute, Leicester, in 2005. They contain a mixture of raw herbs prepared by a Hakim (Unani Tibb doctor) at the Institute. Hakims practising in Britain often work with traditional