Pharmacy storage, jar, French, Hustin factory, 1725-1775, polychrome faience, used for bugloss by Carmelites
Alchemist's digesting furnace, or anthanot, stoneware, German, 1501-1700
Apparatus for rendering the atmosphere antiseptic (hammer action). Inscribed 'Bells Patent, 1879, Newcastle on Tyne'
Large hacksaw-shaped amputation saw, perhaps 17th century
Faience amulet, djed, Egyptian, 400-30BC
Pale green glass balloon retort, long neck, projecting stopper hole, hand blown, possibly Italian, 1650-1800
A packet of the mass-produced herbal medicine, 'Ngetwa 3'. The medicine is foil-packed for a longer shelf life and a modern look. The Tanzanian mganga (healer) who prepared the medicine is shown on the front.
A box containing ampoules of Strophanthin, an extract from the Strophanthus plant, made by the Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Ripe seeds from Strophanthus gratus and kombé plants contain a chemical that works on the heart. In Europe it has been made into t
Petit tourniquet said to have been used by Dr. Gillespie on the HMS Victory, 1805
Hunting trousse, steel, brass and mahogany, English