The Science and Art of Medicine


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Basil Hall's ovariotomy clamp, 1910-1920.

This instrument is composed of nickel-plated steel and was manufactured by Down Bros. of London. Basil Hall designed this clamp to be used during ovariotomy operations of the type devised by Ernst Wertheim (1864-1920) of Vienna. The operation was fir

Laryngeal forceps, early 20th century.

Laryngeal forceps, MacKenzie type, steel, nickel plated, by Down Bros. of London

Fell-O'Dwyer apparatus, American, 1880s.

Fell-O'Dwyer apparatus, steel, nickel plated, with 3 steel heads and 2 vulcanite

Group of Ancient Egyptian amulets, 4000-30 BC.

Faience amulet, djed, Egyptian, 400-30BC

Ancient Egyptian Canopic burial jar, 800-200 BC.

Alabaster canopic jar with portrait of Imseti, also known as Mestha, on lid, Ancient Egyptian, 800BC-200BC. During the preparation for mummification, the brains were removed through the nostrils, and then an incision was made in the side of the body

Smellie's obstetrical forceps, c 1820.

These are short obstetrical forceps, following the design of the English surgeon William Smellie, 1697-1763, which he described in 1751. The forcep blades are designed with two curves, the cephalic curve to fit the child�s head and the pelvic curve t

Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist, c 1870-1890.

Bronze statue of Louis Pasteur, full length and holding a flask in his left hand, signed Galli

Posset pot, 1660-1730.

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

Gibson spoons, 19th century.

Pewter Gibson spoon, 19th century, French. This spoon is illustrated on the left of the image, the other spoon is A42395.

Posset pot, English, c 1700.

Elaborate posset pot, tin glazed earthenware, cherub and songbird motifs, English