On Display

Plesch Tonsillograph, 1931-1940.

Tonoscillograph with tonoscillogram, of the type invented by Professor J Plesch, in a case. Plesch lived in Germany, but this instrument for measuring and recording blood pressure was manufactured by Hawksley and Sons, London.

Kidney machine used for home dialysis, c 1966.

An an 'artificial kidney' used by Moreen Lewis, one of the first patients to have a dialysis machine at home.

Set of 16 prototype electrodes for applied potential tomography (APT), 1987.

Set of 16 electrodes for APT (Applied Potential Tomography) body imaging, connected to wires terminating in two D-plugs. The electrodes are illustrated attached to a grapefruit which is standing in for a child's head and liquid is injected into the '

Mobile X-ray machine for ward use, 1940-1955.

Mobile x-ray set for ward radiography, by A. E. Dean and Co. Ltd. with "Aeromax 8" tube by Machlett X-Ray Tubes (Great Britain) Ltd.

'Jedi' helmets for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, 1984.

Cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine and associated computing equipment by Data General, with some smaller items. Illustrated are some �Jedi� helmets used for MRI scans of the brain.

Bottle of 'DNA' eau de parfum, USA, 1993.

Helical shaped bottle, original packaging, and promotional carrier bag.

'Baby Blue' - a prototype polymerase chain reaction (PCR), c 1986.

The PCR machine automates the process of making large quantities of DNA from a tiny starting sample.

Dr Jenner's indigestion powder.

Canister of Dr Jenner's indigestion powder, made by Savory and Moore, Ltd, London.

Gesell test objects, 1911-1939.

Gesell test objects including a bell, two rattles, a cup, ten large and six small wooden blocks, 1911-1939. These items were used by the American developmental psychologist and physician Dr Arnold Gesell (1880-1961) in his Clinic of Child Development

Foetal monitoring system, 1980.

This is a foetal monitoring system with digital and recorded display of foetal heart rate, intrauterine pressure and uterine activity. It comes with a trolley and accessories and was made by Sonicaid in England.

The Westminster profound hypothermia apparatus, 1960s.

"The Westminster Profound Hypothermia Apparatus" for cardiac surgery developed by Charles Drew at Westminster Hospital.

Health screening and surveillance of normal populations', 1994.

Hand-carved wooden automaton summarising visually health screening and surveillance programmes.