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Two metal buttons showing an enema treatment, Germany, 1701-1900
Two metal buttons, one depicts a doctor administering on enema, the other shows the patient defecating with the doctor looking on, executed in repousse, German
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet 'Iron Lung'
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet respirator 'Iron Lung' designed by George Thomas Smith-Clarke and made by Cape Engineering Company Limited, Warwick, England, 1953
Diorama showing a First World War field dressing station
Diorama of a First World War dressing station
Jugum penises, United Kingdom, 1880-1920
Jugum penis, an anti-masturbatory device also known as a spermatorrhoea ring, steel, nickel-plated, probably British, 1880-1920
D'Arsonval cage for electrotherapeutic auto-conduction
D'Arsonval cage for electrotherapeutic auto-conduction, octagonal wooden frame, by Richard Heller of Paris, 1890-1910, used by Dr J.-A. Riviere. Patient was insulated from all contact with current carrying wire, and since the wire was carrying high-frequency alternating current, the patient didn't feel a thing, except a slightly warm sensation.
Improved Patent Magneto Electric Machine for nervous diseases
Improved Patent Magneto Electric Machine for nervous diseases, dynamo with steel magnet and brass and ebony terminals to apply to patient, all in polished wood case dated, unsigned, Europe, 1862
Hypodermic syringe with glass phials of drugs
Hypodermic syringe, glass and nickel plated brass, in aluminium case with velvet purse, containing 6 glass phials of hypodermic tablets. 84 mm x 43 mm x 20 mm, .08kg. Phials: 76 mm x 5 mm diameter each. Phials of strychnine nitrate, atropine sulphate, cocaine hydrochloride, apomorphine hydrochloride, morphine and atropine sulphate and morphine sulphate hypodermic tablets. Made by Parke, Davis and Co., USA, 1885-1910, once the property of F. Treves, FRCS.
Claxton ear cap, England, 1925-1945
One of three corrective ear cap of pink ribbon, elastic and net in box, patented by Claxton, English, 1925-1945
Maxim's 'Pipe of Peace', 1909-1910
One of two boxed sets of Maxim's inhaler, Sir Hiram Maxims "Pipe of Peace", with drug prepared by John Morgan Richards and Sons Ltd., London, 1909-1910
Electrogalvanic amulet, zinc, copper and white metal disc, made by Joseph Raspail, French, 1870-1930, with crescent moon at center and six maple(?) leaves around it, no chain. Inscribed around edge of face 'La mysterieuse pile electrique de sante de Joseph Raspail Brevete S.G.D.G.' and nearer centre 'Son fluide magnetique par excellence'. Also 'ATTRACTION' between horns of moon. On reverse around edge, 'Toujours en contact avec vous je vous preserverai et vous guerirai de toutes vos maladies'; around moon, 'Son fluide dynamique par influence'; and next to moon, 'No. 5'.
Electrotherapeutic machine invented by Nairne, 1780-1809, early 19th century.
Drinker-type iron lung respirator, London, England, 1930-1939
Drinker iron lung respirator, by Siebe Gorman and Co. Ltd., London, 1930s
Manufactured insulin, 'Iletin', United States, 1923
Ampoule of 5cc of Iletin (insulin) in carton, with instruction leaflet, manufactured by Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, USA, 1923.
Dr Macaura’s blood circulator
Mechanical massager, Dr. Macaura's blood circulator, made by British Appliances Manufacturing Co., Leeds, English, 1890-1910
Ivory dildo, possibly French, 1701-1800
Ivory dildo, in the form of an erect penis, complete with contrivance for simulating ejaculation, possibly French, 1701-1800
Blundell's blood transfusion apparatus, London, England,1801-1900
Blundell (?) blood transfusion apparatus in mahogany case, by Savigny and Co., London 19th century.
Lenses from the Finsen lamp
4 lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900
Circular unit of Finsen lamp
The main circular unit of the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900
Six lancets in a tortoiseshell case
Six lancets in a tortoiseshell case, various makers, English, 1700-1900
Cardiac pacemaker, London, England, 1961-1962
Cardiac pacemaker, first implantable model, made at St. George's Hospital, prior to commercial availability, 1961-1962
Blood transfusion bottle, capped, with associated parts, England, 1978
M.R.C. straight sided blood transfusion bottle, capped, with rubber tubing and drop indicator, from the National Blood Transfusion Service, 1978
Milton Roy kidney machine
Milton Roy kidney machine used for home dialysis, c.1966
Earthenware bleeding bowl
Earthenware bleeding bowl, glazed, graduated, English, 18th or 19th century
Hospital bed cycle
Designed in 1949 by Dr. Ludwig Guttmann, a Jewish Neuro-Surgeon who escaped to England with his family in 1939. The Bed cycle was used as an exercise bike for both paraplegics and tetraplegics. It was made by Metal Products Ltd., Carshalton, Surrey. This specimen was first used at The Chaseley Trust for Disabled Ex-Servicemen, Eastbourne, Sussex in 1946 and last used by a tetraplegic in 1994
Defibrillator, London, England, 1970-1980
Defibrillator, battery operated type 180c with type 182 rechargeable power pack and paddles, by Cardiac Recorders Ltd., London, 1970-1980
Two Perkins 'tractors'
Set of two Perkins tractors, one grayish and one brownish, made of unknown metal alloys, in decorated red leather case, 1795-1805. These appear to be genuine, as each was stamped 'PERKINS | PATENT | TRACTORS' at the round end.
'VeeDee' Mechanical vibrator, London, England, 1900-1915
Mechanical ' VeeDee' vibrator, cased by J.E. Garratt, London, English, 1900-1915
Mercury douche for urethral therapy, Paris, France, 1840-1895
Cased, mercury douche with fittings for urethral therapy, made by A. Aubry, 5 Boulevard St. Michel, Paris, France, 1840-1895.
Wood and leather bellows, part of first aid kit in wooden case for resuscitation, dating from first half 19th Century
Two lancets in a patterned silver case
Two lancets, steel blade in tortoiseshell sheath, by Savigny and Co. of London, 1810-1850, in silver case, inscribed "R.G.," made in Birmingham in 1844
Red Cross fund-raising brooch made from Zeppelin wire, 1917.
Brooch made of wire from the first Zeppelin brought-down in England, mounted on card by the British Red Cross, presumably for fund-rising purposes, c.1917
Ampoule of penicillin
Ampoule of the First International Standard (1945) of penicillin
Seasonal Affective Disorder light box
2007 - 2017
1 Redstone SAD light box, 10,000 lux, used as part of light therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder
'Cardiff’ peritoneal dialysis machine, England, 1965-1970
"Cardiff" peritoneal dialysis machine by Hawker Siddeley, England, 1965-1970
Case to hold fleams, carved
Bone fleam case, intricately carved with representation of the crucifixion and the Garden of Eden with four ivory tablets, probably German, 1544
Cardiac pacemaker, by Vitatron Medical Dieren, Hol
Cardiac pacemaker, by Vitatron Medical Dieren, Holland, 1970-1985
Medical vibrator, 'Outfit No. 7' from the 1917 She
Medical vibrator, 'Outfit No. 7' from the 1917 Shelton physicians' catalogue. Motor head with mains plug and 12 vibratory attachments in wooden plush-lined cloth-covered carrying case. Made by Shelton Vibrator, Shelton Electric Co., Chicago, U.S.A., 1906-1917. The mains plug is made by General Electric Co.
Pewter bleeding bowl, Europe, 1701-1900
Pewter bleeding bowl, graduated, 1701-1900
Galvanic brooch, various metals, with head profile of a bald bearded man, by Z. Osselin, French, 1880-1920
Saddle bag first aid kit, England, 1900-1918
Saddle-bag first aid kit, pair of canvas panniers linked by rubber band, containing dressings, tablets and ointments, many prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., English, 1900-1918
'Electric tonic' amusement machine, Europe, 1915-1925
Electric tonic amusement machine c.1920
Enema syringe, France, 1855-1900
Reservoir for an Eguisier's enema, French, 1855-1900
Richardson's galvanic amulet against diseases
Richardson's galvanic amulet against diseases, copper, brass, steel, zinc and nickel(?), possibly USA, 1881-1900. PAT in US Feb 3 1880. R.D in Canda Feb 3 1881