The Science and Art of Medicine


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    A glass bottle containing Kola Compound elixir, made by Parke, Davis and Co., derived from African kola nuts. The active ingedient in kola nuts is caffeine, and its stimulating effect makes it useful in medicines worldwide.

    Anastomosis button, c 1930.

    Murphy's anastomosis button, steel, chrome-plated, by Down of London.

    Gastro-intestinal bobbins, 1880-1920.

    Mayo Robson's bone bobbins, set of 22 of varying size, 1880-1920, probably British

    Barber-surgeon's sign, English, 1680-1830.

    Barber surgeon's, double sided carved and painted wooden plaque with images of Death and Time and scene of blood letting

    Laryngeal lancet, early 20th century.

    Laryngeal lancet, MacKenzie type, steel, nickel plated, by Down Bros. of London

    Steel and ivory amputation set, 1866-1871.

    Amputation set, almost complete, instruments of steel and ivory, in mahogany case, veneered, by Arnold and Son of London. This item was awarded the gold medal at the London Exhibition 1871

    Brambilla's textbook of military surgery, 1782.

    The three instruments illustrated are from an 18th century surgical instrument set, mainly for trephination, but including two amputation instruments, in a leather case. Also illustrated is a copy of Brambilla�s textbook of military surgery.

    Case of amputation instruments, Scottish, late 18th century.

    Case of amputation instruments, several makers, Scottish

    Baker-Brown's cautery clamps, French, 1841-1900.

    This instrument consists of thin blades with auxiliary ivory plates and screw clamps, and has handles that are backed by horn plates. It was manufactured by Collin of Paris, France and is from the Charrierre, Colin and Gentile collection. The clamp i

    Whistler's laryngeal cutting dilator, early 20th century.

    Cutting dilator, Whistler type, for stenosis of the larynx, steel, nickel plated, by Down Bros. of London, with 2 spare heads