Artificial heart from The Jarvik Aritifical Heart System
Artificial heart from The Jarvik Artificial Heart System, donated by The Papworth Hospital, c1980. Non clinical use only, not for implant.
Pneumothorax apparatus for injecting gas into the thoracic cavity in order to collapse the lung. This was a widely used treatment for TB before the discovery of effective antibiotics. Collapsing the lung allowed it to heal more easily. Made by Genito-Urinary Ltd., London, early 20th century
Government issue field operation instrument set
Field operation instrument set in cotton roll within metal box, by Down Bros., London, 1940
Surgical instrument set
Surgical instrument set, cased, by Arnold and Sons, English, probably second half of 19th century
Ornate circumcision knife with ivory handle
Small, ornate circumcision knife with triangular blade and carved, cylindrical ivory handle, c. 1780
Charnley-type artificial hip prosthesis
Artificial hip prosthesis, Charnley type, cobalt alloy, by Charles F. Thackray Ltd., mid 20th century
Hip replacement joint, United States, 1998
'Natural Hip', stainless steel, femur replacement component, collared stem, porous coated, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998. Sample component, not for implant.
Bullet extractor, 17th century probably, German, steel, Dr. E. Hollander collection, Berlin, Germany
Pocket surgical instrument set
Pocket instrument set in nickel plated case with chamois leather outer case by J. Gray & Son, Sheffield, first half 20th century
Cocked hat worn by French military surgeon
Cocked hat, beaver, belonging to military surgeon, French, 1790-1831
Hip joint replacement, United States, 1998
Stainless steel 'APR' femur replacement component, distally polished stem, porous coated, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998. Sample component, not for implant.
Plastic syringe containing liquid collagen for cosmetic/plastic surgery, Europe, 2000
Plastic syringe, without needle, containing liquid collagen for cosmetic/plastic surgery, by the Collagen Corporation, Palo Alto, California, United States, 2000 (see note).
Display set of six safety pins, England, 1910-1937
Display set of 6 safety pins by Down Bros. Ltd., English, 1910-1957
Replacement hip joint, United States, 1998
Titanium Inter-Op Hemispherical Shell, hip prosthesis, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998.
Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s.
Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English, (without bottle), 1968-1969
Case containing four skull saws by Weiss, c.1800
Case containing four skull saws by Weiss, c.1800
Earthenware plate, depicting the circumcision of Jesus
Tin-glazed earthenware plate, depicting the circumcision of Jesus, possibly Bristol, English, 18th century
Titanium prosthesis joint one of a collection associated material, representing joint replacement technology, some of which have been developed at the Orthopaedic Research Unit at the Redhill and Dorking Hospitals, Surrey, 1900-92.
Vitallium total hip prosthesis
Vitallium total hip prosthesis with curved standard stem and studded cup, maker unknown, 1970-1985
Gibbon-Mayo pump oxygenator heart-lung machine
Gibbon-Mayo pump oxygenator (screen type) heart-lung machine, made for the Middlesex Hospital by Custom Engineering & Development Co, St Louis, MO, USA, in 1958; with replica oxygenator cover made by Science Museum Workshops, c.2000.
Leather doctor's bag with contents, English, 1890-1930.
Leather doctor's bag and contents, belonged to Prof. John Hill Abram (1863-1933), English, 1890-1930, owned and used, by English pathologist, Professor of medicine at Liverpool University; bag made by Finnigans Ltd.
Midwife surgeon-apothecary's signboard, England, 1701-1800
Farrant & Man- Midwife surgeon-apothecary's signboard, English, 18th century
Trocar with cannula and valve, plated steel, Europ
Trocar with cannula and valve, plated steel, European, 1861-1930
Key's hernia director
Key's hernia director also used in supra-pubic lithotomy, curved blade with median groove and flat handle, steel, c. 1850
Smith-Peterson-type acetabular cup for hip replacement surgery, England, 1930-1940
Smith Peterson acetabular cup, `vitallium' alloy, English, 1930-1940
Singer surgical stitching instrument
Singer surgical stitching instrument, stainless steel and ebonite, with accessories, in folding leather case, made in USA, 1943
Diorama showing naval surgery in the 1800s
"Naval surgery in 1800", diorama in Lower Wellcome Gallery
Surgical instrument set
German field surgical set, complete, steel instruments, plated, in steel case, by Jetter and Scheerer of Tuttlingen, marked "Hauptbessteck," 1939
Frame for Leksell Stereotactic System
Mounting frame for 'Leksell Stereotactic System' cranial measuring instrument by Elekta Instrument AB, Sweden, 1992-99.
Doyen-type clamp used in hysterectomy, Paris, France, 1880-1910
Doyen's progressive pressure clamp for total abodominal hysterectomy, heavy duty steel clamp, with ring handles, by Collin, c. 1890, from the collection of Charriere, Collin and Gentile
Surgical instrument set, cased
Surgical instrument set, cased, by Whitford, London, England, 1771-1830
Teales lithotomy gorget for Wheelhouse's operation
Teales lithotomy gorget for Wheelhouse's operation with tapered gutter-shaped probe-ended blade and flat angled handle, steel by Down, c.
Fergusson's metacarpal saw with hinged back, c.188
Fergusson's metacarpal saw with hinged back, c.1880
Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920
Rectangular leather-covered case, containing 10 assorted white glass artificial eyes, made by W. Halford of London, English, 1870-1920
Hunting trousse, England, 1560-1580
Hunting trousse, steel, brass and mahogany, English, c.1570
Instruments for microsurgery of Fallopian tubes, London, England, 1979
Instruments for microsurgery of fallopian tubes, comprising blade holder, curved and straight forceps, clamp applying forceps, two pairs Winston Acland tubal clamps, and three glass dissecting probes, by Downs Surgical Ltd. 1979
Liston-type amputation knife, Surrey, England, 1980
Liston amputation knife by Down Surgical, Mitcham, 1980
Large syringe used during liposuction procedures, Europe, 2000
Large 'monojet' syringe, plastic, for removing fat during cosmetic surgery, by Tulip Medical Products, United States, 2000.
Lister-type carbolic steam spray
Lister phenol spray, copper tank standing on brass frame, large wooden handle at side, two outlets for tubes, (missing), English, 1869-1890
Set of four Liston-type amputation knives, London, England, 1860-1926
4 amputation knives, Liston type , steel and ivory, by Krohne and Sesemann of London, 1860-1904. Liston type knives were straight pointed knives with one completely sharp edge and a short terminal second edge which acted as an interosseous knife.
Bone plate to repair fractures, London, England, 1975-1980
Vitallium bone plate, made by Howmedica UK Ltd, late 1970s.
Surgical instrument set, London, England, 1810-1812
Surgical instrument set, inscribed "W. Ward, Army Surgeon 1812", almost complete, in mahogany case, by Savigny and Co., 1810-1850
Pocket surgical instrument set, Germany, 1851-1900
Pocket instrument set, complete, in black leather case, by H. Windler, German, second half 19th century
'Wrist Trainer', artificial lower arm, England, 1998
'Wrist Trainer' for the practice of carpal tunnel injections and treatment of trigger finger in main case, by Limbs & Things Ltd, 1998.
Field surgical pannier set in case
Field surgical pannier set, complete, British, 1905 pattern101919