The Science and Art of Medicine


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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

Fleam case, 1544.

Bone fleam case, intricately carved with representation of the crucifixion and the Garden of Eden, containing four tablets for holding fleam, inscribed with the name Simon Wellenbeck, probably German, 1544

Laryngeal instruments, late 19th century.

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

Hypodermic syringe, English, 1860-1880.

Rynd's hypodermic syringe, steel with ivory handle, in maroon leatherette case, by Weiss, London.