The Science and Art of Medicine


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    Russell urine test case, with a urinometer, 1900.

    Russell type urine test case, containing: one urinometer and hydrometer, two bottles, two books of litmus paper, two spirit lamps and one test tube. Manufactured by Allen and Hanbury, London

    Ureameter set, c 1900.

    Ureameter set manufactured by Parke, Davis and Co, Detroit, America. It contains: one phial, two rubber bungs, one urine tube; one connecting tube, one rubber teat, a piece of chamois leather, and a glass jar. The apparatus is for the quantative esti

    Portable electrocardiograph, 1946.

    Portable electrocardiograph in leather carrying case by the Cambridge Instrument Co., Cambridge, England.

    Ancient Egyptian amulet, the girdle or knot of Isis (Thet/Tyet), 4000-30 BC.

    Thet (or tyet) amulet, carved from jasper, Ancient Egyptian, 4000-30 BC. The thet is the primary magical charm associated with the goddess Isis.

    Wooden statue of St Benignus, probably French, 17th century.

    Wooden statue of Saint Benignus, France, probably c. 1601-1700. Benignus may have been a missionary priest from Lyons who was martyred at Epagny, France in the late second century under the Roman emperor Aurelian. He is depicted, during his martyrdom

    Laryngeal instruments, late 19th century.

    Throat brush, possibly MacKenzie, ebony, possibly aluminium, probably British

    Resuscitator kit, English, 1774.

    Resuscitator for reviving "persons apparently dead", labelled "Royal Humane Society 1774", English

    Apparatus for continuous intra-muscular infusion of penicillin, c 1950s.

    Apparatus for continuous intra-muscular infusion of penicillin, by Willen Bros. of London, designed by C. E. Last


    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.