The Science and Art of Medicine


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    Silicea 200 K, homeopathic remedy, India, 2005.

    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

    Homeopathic 'travel kit', India, 2005.

    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

    J S Haldane's oxygen tent for four people, early 20th century.
    Votive male torso, Roman, 200BC-200AD.

    Votive male torso, dissected to show viscera, reputedly from Isola Farnese in Italy, Roman, 200BC-200AD. Votive offerings were gifts given to the gods in prayer. These would often be in the form or representation of the injured or diseased part of th

    Bronze surgical knives, Egypt and Mesopotamia, c 600-200 BC.

    Knife, brocze, with hooked blade, believed to have been used for cutting attachments of internal organs in evisceration prior to embalming, Egyptian, 600-200BC

    Roman votive eyes and ears, bronze, 200 BC-100 AD.

    Votive eyes, bronze, Roman, 200BC-100AD

    Bronze seated figurine of the young Imhotep, 900 BC - 300 BC.

    Bronze seated figurine of the young Imhotep, Egyptian, 900-300BC

    Bronze toiletry mirror, Egyptian, 800 BC-100 BC.

    Bronze toiletry mirror, Egyptian, 800BC-100BC

    Bronze Age 'base ring' juglets, Cyprus, 14th century BC.

    "Base Ring" juglet with handle, of polished earthenware, with decorative relief bands and traces of dark slip, from Cyprus, 1600BC-1400BC. Earthenware is a low-fired ceramic that is porous unless covered with glaze. Most clays can be used to produce

    Ancient Egyptian eye amulets, 4000-30 BC.

    Faience amulet, eye, Egyptian, 4000-30BC