The Science and Art of Medicine

     

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    Ancient Egyptian amulet, the girdle or knot of Isis (Thet/Tyet), 4000-30 BC.

    Thet (or tyet) amulet, carved from jasper, Ancient Egyptian, 4000-30 BC. The thet is the primary magical charm associated with the goddess Isis.

     
    Head of Nefertiti, Egyptian queen, c 1383-1365 BC.

    Plaster copy of a bust of Queen Nefertiti, original Ancient Egyptian, 18th dynasty, c. 1383-1365BC. Nefertiti was the consort of the pharaoh AkhEnaton. The original bust was found at Amatha, Egypt, in 1912 and is now housed at the Egyptian Museum in

     
    Statue of St Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century.

    Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century. St. Anthony was patron saint of those afflicted with ergotism, also known as St. Anthony's fire, a skin disease caused by grain infected by the ergot fungus. St Anthony's fire is symbolised by

     
    Statue of St Sebastian, German, possibly 16th century.

    Oak statue of St Sebastian, believed to originate from the lower Rhennish (Rhine) area of Germany, possibly 1501-1600. Little is known for sure about his life, other than that he was a martyr who was buried on the Appian Way near Rome, in the third c

     
    Statue of St Nicholas, France, 17th century.

    Wooden statue of St. Nicholas, France, 1601-1700. In this statue, at his feet, are three children in a tub. This relates to when he lodged with an inn keeper, during a time of famine, who had killed three children and salted them down for food. When

     
    Gibson spoons, 19th century.

    Pewter Gibson spoon, 19th century, French. This spoon is illustrated on the left of the image, the other spoon is A42395.

     
    Surgical instrument case and instruments, English, 1650-1700.

    Silver mounted fishskin instrument case, with instruments, bearing arms of Barber Surgeons' Company, English

     
    Surgical instrument set, Persian, 18th century.
     
    Cotton lint dressing possibly owned by Joseph Lister, c 1850-1912.
     
    Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist, c 1870-1890.

    Bronze statue of Louis Pasteur, full length and holding a flask in his left hand, signed Galli