The Science and Art of Medicine


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    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

    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

    Steel bullet extractor, 17th century.

    Bullet extractor, made out of steel, incomplete.

    Balasegarams liver retractor, 1980.

    Balasegarams liver retractor, stainless steel, by Downs Surgical Ltd., England.

    O'Dwyer paediatric intubation set, 1905-1920.

    O'Dwyer intubation set, children�s, cased, incomplete, nickel plated steel instruments, probably English.

    Carbolic acid solution spray, French, 1860-1887.

    Carbolic spray for creating antiseptic conditions during surgery, modification by Lucas-Championniere of Lister's invention, made by Collin and Company of Paris; French