The Science and Art of Medicine

     

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    Malmstrom obstetrical vacuum extractor, Swedish, 1979.

    This instrument was used to help deliver babies, in place of forceps. It is a type designed by the Swede T Malmstrom in the 1950s and was manufactured by AB Vacuum Extractor in Sweden. In 1849 Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870) successfully used a s

     
    Obstetrical forceps, c 1871-1900.

    These are long obstetrical forceps following the design of Sir James Young Simpson, 1811-1870. They are longer and heavier than Simpson�s type of short forceps and were used to deliver babies from higher up the birth canal. The forceps are made out o

     
    Obstetrical forceps, c 1871-1900.

    These are short obstetrical forceps following the design of Sir James Young Simpson, 1811-1870. They were used to deliver babies from low down in the birth canal. The forceps are made out of steel and ebony and manufactured by Philip Harris & Co of B

     
    Hypodermic syringe, English, c 1860.

    Hypodermic syringe. Designed by Coxeter and Son, London

     
    Hypodermic syringe, English, 1860-1880.

    Rynd's hypodermic syringe, steel with ivory handle, in maroon leatherette case, by Weiss, London.

     
    Alchemical furnace & iron mannikin, 1500-1700.

    Alchemist's digesting furnace, or anthanot, stoneware, German, 1501-1700

     
    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

     
    Two pharmacy jars, 1723-1763.

    Tin-glazed earthenware drug jar, peacock motif, used for hiera picra electuary, by the Porcelain Dish factory, Dutch, 1723-1763

     
    Persian pharmacy jar, 12th century.

    Earthenware albarello, glazed, Persian, 12th century