The Science and Art of Medicine


    On Display

    A small black leather covered homeopathic medicine case lined with red velvet, containing a small scoop and 30 labelled glass phials of homeopathic medicines. The chest is inscribed 'Dr. Malan's Family Medicine Chest'.

    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

    Hypodermic syringe with a spare needle and metal case, late 19th century.
    Baron Harteloup's artificial leech, c 1850.

    Mechanical leech patented by Baron Heurteloup

    Mechanical leech in a case, c 1850.

    Mechanical leech, in case

    Blundell's blood transfusion apparatus, 19th century.

    This apparatus is based on plans by the British obstetrician James Blundell (1790-1877). It consists of the following instruments, which are largely composed of brass and glass: two syringes, two canulae, two lancets, and two glass funnels. There is

    Hypodermic syringe, English, c 1860.

    Hypodermic syringe. Designed by Coxeter and Son, London

    Cage for transporting leeches, 19th century.
    Posset pot, 1660-1730.

    Posset pot, tin glazed earthenware, polychrome bird motif, English. The artist was Wiglett.

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