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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'.
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
Lenses from the Finsen lamp
4 lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900
Pewter bleeding bowl, Europe, 1701-1900
Pewter bleeding bowl, graduated, 1701-1900
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
Galvanic brooch, various metals, with head profile of a bald bearded man, by Z. Osselin, French, 1880-1920
Electrogalvanic amulet, disc with zinc cross surrounded by six-petaled flower of zinc and copper, suspended on chain made of alternating copper and iron(?) links, made by I. Morana, Geneva, Swiss, 1870-1935. Six holes around edge, two used to attach chain. 'I.MORANA. | GENEVE' engraved on face. Note gap in iron(?) band around edge of disc. Similar to Richardsons-type amulets (A602762, A602763).
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.
Milton Roy kidney machine
Milton Roy kidney machine used for home dialysis, c.1966
Copy of a blood-grouping tile
Copy of blood-grouping tile, porcelain, made by H. and R.Johnson Ltd., English, 1970-1981
Glass ampoules of penicillin
Five ampoules of early crystalline penicillin and one sample of undefined potency collected from Govt. agencies and industrial manufacturers in Britain and the USA by the Dept, of Biological Standards (DBS), National Institute for Medical Research Hampstead in 1944 in order to determine an International Standard.
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
Earthenware bleeding bowl
Earthenware bleeding bowl, glazed, graduated, English, 18th or 19th century
Circular unit of Finsen lamp
The main circular unit of the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900
Brass enema syringe, piston-action, driven by "lazy-tongs" mechanism, possibly Portuguese, 18th century
Electrotherapeutic machine invented by Nairne, 1780-1809, early 19th century.
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
Galvanic necklace with 2 charms, made by N. Bertrand, Paris, French, 1880-1920
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.
Six lancets and a silver carrying case
Six lancets, steel blade, in tortoiseshell sheath, various makers, in silver case, English, 1750-1850
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
'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
Six lancets in a tortoiseshell case
Six lancets in a tortoiseshell case, various makers, English, 1700-1900
Decorative mother-of-pearl case for lancets
Mother-of-pearl and silver case for lancets, decorated with carved figures and mother-of-pearl inlays.
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
External cardiac pacemaker ‘Type E4162’
External cardiac pacemaker, external pulse generator type E4162, made by Implants Division of Devices Ltd., British, 1978
Artificial kidney machine, France, 1955
Rotating coil artificial kidney machine, Necker Hospital model, effectively a French-manufactured Kolff-Brigham type, made by Societe Usifroid, Paris, c.1955, and used from that date at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London.
Dr Macaura’s blood circulator
Mechanical massager, Dr. Macaura's blood circulator and box, made by British Appliances Manufacturing Co., Leeds, English, 1890-1910
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.
Therapeutic Exercise Chair, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1901-1905
Exercise chair for patients with poliomyelitis, made by Rossel, Schwarz and Co., Wiesbaden, Germany, 1901 to 1905
Cardiac pacemaker, London, England, 1961-1962
Cardiac pacemaker, first implantable model, made at St. George's Hospital, prior to commercial availability, 1961-1962
Ivory enema syringe, France, 1701-1800
Large ivory enema syringe, piston action, French, 1701-1800
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
Drinker-type iron lung respirator, London, England, 1930-1939
Drinker iron lung respirator, by Siebe Gorman and Co. Ltd., London, 1930s
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
Mahogany case for Edward Jenner's cupping set
Mahogany case for incomplete cupping set, used by Edward Jenner, late 18th century.
Cupping glasses used by Edward Jenner
Three cupping glasses from Edward Jenner's cupping set.
Explanted Ventak™ AICD™ implantable cardioverter defibrillator
Explanted Ventak™ AICD™ implantable cardioverter defibrillator, model 1520, serial no. 612210, one of the first commercial models available, by Cardiac Pacemakers Inc™, St. Paul's, Minnesota, USA, from St George's Hospital, Tooting, 1984-1992
Galvanic brooch, various metals, perforated disc, made by Ferdinand de Boyeres, French, 1860-1916. Inscribed on one side 'B S.G.D.G & Depose Ferd de Boyeres'
Glucochek blood glucose meter
Glucochek blood glucose meter for use with Ames Dextrostix
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