Pewter medicine spoon

Made:
1801-1900 in France
maker:
Antoine Caron

Pewter medicine spoon, made by A. Caron, French, 19th century

This medicine spoon has a hinged lid to prevent spillage and allow for medicine to be administered to patients who have difficulty swallowing or remaining still.

The deep curve of the spoon and pointed shape allowed medicine to be directed down the patient's throat.

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Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A42403
type:
medicine spoon
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medicine measure
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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