Wooden statue of Saint Livertin, France, 1601-1700. Usually depicted clutching his head, Livertin is said to protect against headaches.
Apparatus for rendering the atmosphere antiseptic (hammer action). Inscribed 'Bells Patent, 1879, Newcastle on Tyne'
The three instruments illustrated are from an 18th century surgical instrument set, mainly for trephination, but including two amputation instruments, in a leather case. Also illustrated is a copy of Brambilla�s textbook of military surgery.
This is a hand coloured etching by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) published by T Tegg, London. It is headed �Teggs Caricatures, No.55�, and shows the midwife as a blowsy, obese aged woman, who has been called out on a squally night, her hooded red clo
Ede's portable chemical laboratory with 14 labelled bottles and 46 labelled boxes of samples, by R.B. Ede, English, 1840-1900
Alchemist's digesting furnace, or anthanot, stoneware, German, 1501-1700
A silver toothbrush set, once owned by Joseph Hardy Lindsey. The Chinese are credited with inventing the use of toothbrushes and toothpastes, although the ancient Egyptians used branches with frayed ends to clean their teeth. In the West, the use of
This instrument was used for making traction on the foetus during childbirth. It is thought to be composed of whalebone and was manufactured by Wood of York.
Pewter Gibson spoon, 19th century, French. This spoon is illustrated on the left of the image, the other spoon is A42395.
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