The Science and Art of Medicine

     

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    Statue of St Sebastian, German, possibly 16th century.

    Oak statue of St Sebastian, believed to originate from the lower Rhennish (Rhine) area of Germany, possibly 1501-1600. Little is known for sure about his life, other than that he was a martyr who was buried on the Appian Way near Rome, in the third c

     
    Statue of St Nicholas, France, 17th century.

    Wooden statue of St. Nicholas, France, 1601-1700. In this statue, at his feet, are three children in a tub. This relates to when he lodged with an inn keeper, during a time of famine, who had killed three children and salted them down for food. When

     
    Laryngeal ecraseur, late 19th century.

    MacKenzie's laryngeal ecraseur, plated steel and ebony, probably British

     
    Brass stereotaxic apparatus, English, c 1905.

    Stereotaxic apparatus, brass, used by Sir Victor Horsley and Richard Clarke, made by Swift and Son, London. The following two items are connected with this object: 1) Sir Victor Horsley's laboratory notebook 1904-1905 containing records (written and

     
    Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist, c 1870-1890.

    Bronze statue of Louis Pasteur, full length and holding a flask in his left hand, signed Galli

     
    Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1776-1780.

    This half-life-size figure showing the body�s muscle system is one of a series of eight made in the 1770s for La Specola zoological museum in Florence, Italy. They were trial pieces for a set of similar but life-size figures. Made of beeswax, they sh

     
    Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1740-1780.

    This is a figure of a man with most of his skin peeled back to reveal some of the anatomy of the body. It is made from coloured wax and is mounted on a wooden stand. It is thought to be the work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-74) an Italian craftswo

     
    Wax male anatomical figure, Italy, 1740-1780.

    This is a figure of a man with most of his skin peeled back to reveal some of the anatomy of the body. It is made from coloured wax and is mounted on a wooden stand. It is thought to be the work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-74) an Italian craftswo

     

    A bottle containing Strophanthus Tincture tablets, made by Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Ripe seeds from Strophanthus gratus and kombé plants contain a chemical that works on the heart. In Europe it has been made into tablets, powders or solutions for inj

     
    Fu ling fungus, 1850-1920.

    A fungus (Sclerotium poriae cocos) known as Fu ling in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and used to treat vertigo.