The Science and Art of Medicine


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    Percussor and pleximeter, 19th century.

    Bone and metal percussor and ivory and metal pleximeter, cased.

    Spirometer, 1876-1900.

    Respirometer, manufactured by Walker Lecuyer, Paris. This is of a similar design to Hutchinson�s. The subject breathed into the inner gasholder via a tube connected to the inlet pipe at the base. The gasholder is balanced over water by the counter we

    Quain's stethometer, late 19th century.

    Quain's stethometer in case, by Delolme and supplied by Coxeter, London. Sir Richard Quain (1816-1898) devised the stethometer to measure the difference in mobility of each side of the chest, as an aid to diagnosis.

    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