The Science and Art of Medicine

     

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    'Med-E-Jet' inoculation gun, United States, 1980.

    "Med-E-Jet" inoculation gun, in carrying case, by Med-E-Jet Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1980. This gun was designed to make mass immunisation more efficient. It enabled the user to give many people a small dose of vaccine or drug and was used durin

     
    Vaccination lancets, late 18th-early 19th century.

    These lancets belonged to Edward Jenner (1749-1823). In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a cowpox sore through a person's skin, in order to inoculate them against smallpox, a similar but more dangerous disease. He

     
    Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches, 1915-1918.

    Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches, first World War, British. Information with the stretcher notes: "Experimental model of jointed pole trench stretcher (The Lancet Jan.1916). Designed primarily for the immediate & safe evacuation of the wounded ma

     
    Jackson X-ray tube, 1896.

    Jackson Focus X-ray tubes

     
    Canvas and leather strait jacket, c 1930.

    Copy of a strait jacket, c.1930. The strait jacket, or strait waistcoat, was first described in 1772 in a textbook by David Macbride (1726-1778). Employed both as a restraint as well as for treatment, it's use gradually declined in the 19th century a

     
    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

     
    Hypodermic syringe, English, 1860-1880.

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

     
    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