Case for phantom larynx

Made:
1870-1916 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Phantom larynx, with accessories, cased, 1870-1916. Illustrations of a healthy or a diseased larynx can be inserted
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Phantom larynx, with accessories, cased, 1870-1916. Illustrations of a healthy or a diseased larynx can be inserted
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Case (including two rods that make up the stand, and the throat) for phantom larynx, unsigned, Europe, 1870-1916. Owned and used by Sir Thomas Lauder Brunton.

Illustrations of a healthy or a diseased larynx can be inserted inside the velvet mouth and behind the tongue of this unusual device. The model was used to teach students about the different diseases that affect this area. It was an attempt to replicate the view that a doctor would see when examining a patient.

The case is marked with the owner’s name “Sir Thomas Brunton Lauder” (1844-1916). Lauder was a distinguished British physician and pharmacologist who bequeathed a large collection of medical and surgical instruments to the Wellcome collections.

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Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
A661202/8
Materials:
complete, velvet, wood
Measurements:
overall (closed): 76 mm x 200 mm x 168 mm, .69 kg
type:
case - container
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Brunton, Sir Thomas Lauder

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