Mechanical leech, in case
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. Designed by Coxeter and Son, London
Posset pot, tin glazed earthenware, polychrome bird motif, English. The artist was Wiglett.
3 glass bottles of Depo-Provera and a plastic syringe. Depo-Provera is a slow release contraceptive containing a hormone that is similar to the body� s natural progesterone. It is given by injection by a doctor every three months. These examples were
This particular straight stem pessary (illustrated in the top row on the far right) is made out of glass. Stem pessaries are intra-uterine devices.
These crushable ampoules contain chloroform and are called �Brisettes�. They are composed of glass with a protective wrapping of gauze and cotton wool and were made by Macfarlan and Co., Edinburgh and London, for use in midwifery. Billings and Sons L
This iron chastity belt is decorated with a flower design and a heart pierced with arrows. The padlock that is associated with it is not the original one.
This set consists of the following instruments in a chamois leather bag: 3 sets of forceps, 2 perforators, 1 blunt hook, 1 crotchet, 1 combined hook and crotchet, 1 trocar, and 1 pair of bone cutters