Stereotaxic apparatus, brass, used by Sir Victor Horsley and Richard Clarke, made by Swift and Son, London. The following two items are connected with this object: 1) Sir Victor Horsley's laboratory notebook 1904-1905 containing records (written and
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
An ivory enema syringe from Sri Lanka dating from the late 1700s. An enema (vasthi) introduces fluid into the lower bowel via the anus. A single Ayurvedic treatment might involve several enemas using oils mixed with different medicinal herbs – depend
A Japanese ivory figure of a man massaging the back of another man whilst he reads. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage helps the qi energy flow in channels around the body.
A wooden sign painted with a demon's face, hung over doors in China to scare away demons. In ancient China people believed that spirits, ancestors and demons could interfere with the body and cause illness. This idea has existed in some form in Chine
A modern plastic model showing acupuncture points in the ear. In early 1950s France, Dr Paul Nogier developed a detailed map of acupuncture points in the ear. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners all over the world quickly adopted it.
Tin-glazed earthenware jug, polychrome decoration, illustrates administration of an enema, with inscription, Spanish
Petit tourniquet said to have been used by Dr. Gillespie on the HMS Victory, 1805
Traction apparatus, used to support fractures and dislocations and correct limb deformities. Constructed of iron, brass and wood, it is believed to have been made in Italy during the 16th century.
Portable electrocardiograph in leather carrying case by the Cambridge Instrument Co., Cambridge, England.