A container of Crategus vegetarian capsules, prepared at the Mohsin Institute, Leicester, in 2005. They contain a mixture of raw herbs prepared by a Hakim (Unani Tibb doctor) at the Institute. Hakims practising in Britain often work with traditional
A container of Trifola Ayurvedic paste, designed to help digestion. This classic Ayurvedic mixture is now also used by Unani Tibb practitioners. Unlike many Tibb preparations, it has a bitter taste and should be taken in the evening with warm water o
Walnut homeopathic medicine chest, with 34 glass bottles, all labelled, and accompanying treatise on homeopathic medicine, 2nd half of the 19th century
Medicine chest for cholera, by Godfrey and Cooke, English, 1849-1900
Griptight miniature feeder. Glass infant's feeding bottle with rubber teat, rubber valve, and cleaning brush in original box. The other feeding bottle, at the top of the image, is A625747, an earthenware bottle.
Wooden statue of Saint Benignus, France, probably c. 1601-1700. Benignus may have been a missionary priest from Lyons who was martyred at Epagny, France in the late second century under the Roman emperor Aurelian. He is depicted, during his martyrdom
Large hacksaw-shaped amputation saw, perhaps 17th century
These are short obstetrical forceps, following the design of the English surgeon William Smellie, 1697-1763, which he described in 1751. The forcep blades are designed with two curves, the cephalic curve to fit the child�s head and the pelvic curve t
This pocket set contains the following equipment: forceps, catheter, director and scoop, thread, and 3 bottles - one full. It was manufactured by Coxeter, London, and was used in attempts to control post partum bleeding. The forceps and thread were f
A wooden figure in the form of Eshu, a god of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. In Yoruba tradition, Eshu is described as a figure of trickery and surprise. In common with other depictions of Eshu, he is seen here playing a flute.