The Science and Art of Medicine


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    Brissez's bi-valve intra-uterine speculum, French, 1841-1900.

    This instrument has a spring mechanism for the blades and is gold-plated with an ivory handle. It was manufactured by Collin of Paris, France and is from the Charrierre, Colin and Gentile collection. Brissez invented this type of intra-uterine specul

    Sphygmomanometer (blood pressure apparatus), late 19th century.

    Part of von Basch sphygmomanometer, owned by T.L. Brunton

    Vaginal speculum, 1870-1901.

    This type of vaginal specula has four blades and was invented by Meadows. It is made out of steel and was constructed by S. Maw Son and Thompson of London, England. Once the speculum had been inserted into the vagina the four blades could be spread o

    Laryngoscope, late 19th century.

    Fauvel laryngoscope with two laryngeal examination mirrors, a plate, and brush, all in leather case, by Henry Galante of Paris. This instrument was designed to be mounted on the chimney of an oil lamp.

    Skin testing set for allergies, 1871-1930.

    Skin testing set for allergies, in case, made by Duncan Flockhart and Co., British.

    Guy's cerebrospinal manometer, 1860-1950.

    Cerebro-spinal manometer, Guys, with case, English

    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.

    Resuscitator kit, English, 1774.

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