The Science and Art of Medicine

 

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Packet of healthy breakfast mixture, c 2005.

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

 
A medicine chest for cholera, English, 1849-1900.

Medicine chest for cholera, by Godfrey and Cooke, English, 1849-1900

 
German salvarsan kit, c 1912.

Salvarsan kit, c.1912, by W.Martindale and Lucius and Bruning

 
Herbal medicine, Pakistan, c 2004-2005.

A box containing a bottle of Cinkara, a Unani Tibb herbal medicine used as an energy tonic. Unani Tibb medicines have been produced commercially for about 70 years in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

 

A box containing sachets of Joshina, a Unani Tibb herbal medicine used to treat coughs and colds. Unani Tibb medicines have been produced commercially for about 70 years in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

 

A box containing a bottle of Masturin, a Unani Tibb herbal medicine used to treat menstrual problems. Unani Tibb medicines have been produced commercially for about 70 years in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

 
Box containing a bottle of Safi, 'the blood purifier', Pakistan, c 2004-2005.

A box containing a bottle of Safi, a Unani Tibb herbal medicine used as a tonic to purify blood. Unani Tibb medicines have been produced commercially for about 70 years in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

 
R B Ede's portable laboratory, English, 1840-1900.

Ede's portable chemical laboratory with 14 labelled bottles and 46 labelled boxes of samples, by R.B. Ede, English, 1840-1900

 
Alchemical furnace & iron mannikin, 1500-1700.

Alchemist's digesting furnace, or anthanot, stoneware, German, 1501-1700

 
Cage for transporting leeches, 19th century.