Dr Aldrich Blake’s compound microscope, London, England, 1877-1879

Made:
1894-1925 in London
maker:
R and J Beck

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Compound monocular microscope by R. and J. Beck with accessories.

This compound microscope was owned and used by Dame Lucy Aldrich-Blake (1865-1925). Blake was the first woman to obtain the qualification Master of Surgery (MS) in the United Kingdom, in 1895. In that same year she became the first woman to hold the post of anaesthetist at the Royal Free Hospital, the teaching hospital for the London School of Medicine for Women. In 1896 she was appointed surgical registrar at the Royal Free, the first woman to hold the position. In 1910, Blake was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

Details

Category:
Microscopy (Wellcome)
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A43488 Pt1
Materials:
base, brass, base, lead, weighted, body tube support, brass, body tube, brass, lenses, glass, limb and stage, brass and pillar, brass
type:
compound microscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope