Statue of Hygeia, made of white marble, found at Ostia, Roman, 250-100BC. Hygeia was the Greek and Roman goddess of health and is the root word for hygiene.
Marble statue of Aesculapius, probably Greek, 400-200 BC
This item is illustrated on the far left and is a marine sponge, for use as vaginal pessary, and was used by a Dr. Henson, English. When this was acquired it was noted that Dr Henson �thinks it the best method�. The other objects in the image are, le
This instrument, designed by Dr Lorand, recorded uterine contractions during labour and was strapped to the abdomen with an elastic belt. Contractions were mechanically transmitted to a pen recorder that marked the chart, while the drum revolved by m
This pocket set contains the following equipment: forceps, catheter, director and scoop, thread, and 3 bottles - one full. It was manufactured by Coxeter, London, and was used in attempts to control post partum bleeding. The forceps and thread were f
Pale green glass balloon retort, long neck, projecting stopper hole, hand blown, possibly Italian, 1650-1800
Earthenware drug jar, glazed, Islamic
Plaster replica of a bust of Marcus Modius (or Piodius) Asiaticus, possibly a physcian, original Roman, 101-200.
This is a copy of a skull that has been repaired by titanium craniplasty, a technique developed by George Blair and Derek Gordon at the Royal Victorial Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was manufactured by Down�s Surgical Ltd., Mitcham, Surre
This cylinder would have been used for the anaesthetic gas ethyl chloride. It is made of brass and was made in Paris, France. The cooling effect of the volatile liquid was used to produce local anaesthesia. The contents of the cylinder would be spray