Pewter medicine spoon, invented by C. Gibson, 19th century
Charles Gibson designed hollow medicine spoons with lids, allowing medicine to be administered to those who had difficulty swallowing or who were unable to remain still.
The first "Gibson spoons" were made of silver, with the pewter version first appearing around 1835.
- Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
- Object Number:
- medicine spoon
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- medicine measure
- Loan, Wellcome Trust
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