This iron chastity belt is decorated with a flower design and a heart pierced with arrows. The padlock that is associated with it is not the original one.
Copy of a strait jacket, c.1930. The strait jacket, or strait waistcoat, was first described in 1772 in a textbook by David Macbride (1726-1778). Employed both as a restraint as well as for treatment, it's use gradually declined in the 19th century a
A packet of healthy breakfast mixture, produced in accordance with Unani Tibb medical practices. Like many medical systems, Tibb states that everything eaten affects health. By eating the correct food for each personal temperament, the humours can b
This wooden figure of a man nearly a metre tall was used in acupuncture teaching in China.
Doctor's bag, from Tibet, c. 1850-1930. A leather and cloth medicine bag with drawstring, containing 50 small leather bags full of medicine, plus instruments.
Creamware dispensing pot, supplied by Beach and Barnicott, 1860 to 1885
This set consists of the following instruments in a chamois leather bag: 3 sets of forceps, 2 perforators, 1 blunt hook, 1 crotchet, 1 combined hook and crotchet, 1 trocar, and 1 pair of bone cutters
A vial containing pills of homoeopathic remedy Silicea 200 K. Homeopathy is practised widely in India, and the support of India’s political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi helped homeopathy gain more acceptance. Today it is recognised as a medica
A modern homeopathic 'travel kit' with ten different homeopathic pills and a box of Calendula antiseptic cream. Many people treat themselves using homeopathic remedies. This travel first-aid kit comes with instructions for treating common problems su
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