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NANO 0505 A296_ Beatty surgical set 2.jpg

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Surgical instruments of William Beatty

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Wooden box with a brass handle and plaque inscribed "William Beatty, Royal Navy", containing instruments including a screw tourniquet, an amputation knife with detachable handles, two trephines and forceps. Inset into the box lid, behind a velvet-covered panel, are more instruments, including a fine-toothed bow saw, a knife, a hook and forceps.
Gifted to the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1924 by Mr William Ewing Gilmour of Rosshall, Sutherlandshire, at the instigation of J.B. Hilliard, instrument maker.
William Beatty was a naval surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), and was present at the death of vice Admiral Horatio Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar.
Admiral Nelson was shot through the shoulder with a musket ball, perforating both lungs before lodging beneath his right scapula.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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Physical Dimensions

23 x 15 x 6.5 cm

Materials

wood
brass
velvet

Description

Wooden box with a brass handle and plaque inscribed "William Beatty, Royal Navy", containing instruments including a screw tourniquet, an amputation knife with detachable handles, two trephines and forceps. Inset into the box lid, behind a velvet-covered panel, are more instruments, including a fine-toothed bow saw, a knife, a hook and forceps.

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William Beatty's Amputation Knife

Description

William Beatty was a naval surgeon aboard the HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. This amputation knife is part of his surgical kit that is held within the College's museum collection. Note the slight curve of the blade of this amputation knife, a popular style during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Curved blades would be replaced by straighter blades in the mid-1800s to ensure more accurate incisions.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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Materials

metal
wood

Description

William Beatty was a naval surgeon aboard the HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. This amputation knife is part of his surgical kit that is held within the College's museum collection. Note the slight curve of the blade of this amputation knife, a popular style during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Curved blades would be replaced by straighter blades in the mid-1800s to ensure more accurate incisions.

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William Beatty's Bullet Forceps

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These bullet forceps are part of William Beatty's surgical kit held within our museum collection. They would have been used to safely extract a bullet from the wound of a patient. Admiral Lord Nelson infamously died from a shot to the shoulder that passed through his chest to the opposite shoulder.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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Materials

metal

Description

These bullet forceps are part of William Beatty's surgical kit held within our museum collection. They would have been used to safely extract a bullet from the wound of a patient. Admiral Lord Nelson infamously died from a shot to the shoulder that passed through his chest to the opposite shoulder.

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William Beatty's Tourniquet

Description

Within William Beatty's surgical kit is found a Petit-type tourniquet. This style of tourniquet was designed by French surgeon Jean Louis Petit and was the first tourniquet that did not require two people to administer. Through the screw mechanism, the tourniquet could be tightened to apply the appropriate pressure and left around the patient's arm.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

metal
fabric

Description

Within William Beatty's surgical kit is found a Petit-type tourniquet. This style of tourniquet was designed by French surgeon Jean Louis Petit and was the first tourniquet that did not require two people to administer. Through the screw mechanism, the tourniquet could be tightened to apply the appropriate pressure and left around the patient's arm.

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William Beatty's Fine-toothed Bow Saw

Description

Pictured here is a fine-toothed bow saw and handle from William Beatty's surgical set.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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Materials

metal
wood

Description

Pictured here is a fine-toothed bow saw and handle from William Beatty's surgical set.

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NebuChamber fish attachment

Description

Rubber fish-shaped attachment for children using the NebuChamber inhaler spacer. In original plastic packaging with instructions leaflet.

Date

c. 2002

Identifier

2017/1.3

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packaging: 23 x 11.5 x 8 cm

Description

Rubber fish-shaped attachment for children using the NebuChamber inhaler spacer. In original plastic packaging with instructions leaflet.

2017.1.14_turbohaler_1.jpg

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Title

Turbohaler

Description

Placebo "Turbohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI)

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2017/1.14

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Placebo "Turbohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI)

2017-1.18_bricanyl inhaler_3.jpg

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Title

Bricanyl inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing terbutaline sulphate INN

Date

c. 1993

Identifier

2017/1.18

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing terbutaline sulphate INN

2017-1.6_pulmicort_1.jpg

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Title

Pulmicort inhaler

Description

Pulmicort (budesonide) inhaler set, including inhaler, spacer, aerosol canister, and instruction booklet.

Date

c. 1987

Identifier

2017/1.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14 x 12 x 4 cm

Description

Pulmicort (budesonide) inhaler set, including inhaler, spacer, aerosol canister, and instruction booklet.

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Spacer for asthma inhaler

Description

Transparent plastic 2-part spacer for use with metered-dose inhalers

Date

c. 1980s

Identifier

2017/1.4

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Physical Dimensions

23 x 9 x 9 cm

Description

Transparent plastic 2-part spacer for use with metered-dose inhalers

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Rotahalers and Cartridges

Description

Display set of 2 Ventolin and 2 Becotide Rotahaler asthma inhalers, with a bottle of placebo inhalation cartridges.

Date

c. 1975-1985

Identifier

2017/1.2

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Physical Dimensions

display mount: 22 x 12 x 4 cm

Description

Display set of 2 Ventolin and 2 Becotide Rotahaler asthma inhalers, with a bottle of placebo inhalation cartridges.

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Ventodisk Inhaler

Description

Ventodisk inhaler demonstration unit. Ventolin (Salbutamol B.P.) Diskhaler with spare placebo blister pack in plastic case and wallet.

Date

c. 1991

Identifier

2017/1.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

case: 21 x 10 x 3.5 cm

Description

Ventodisk inhaler demonstration unit. Ventolin (Salbutamol B.P.) Diskhaler with spare placebo blister pack in plastic case and wallet.

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Becodisk Inhaler

Description

Becodisk inhaler demonstration unit. Becotide (Beclomethasone Dipropionate BP) Diskhaler with spare placebo blister pack in plastic case.

Date

c. 1991

Identifier

2017/1.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

case: 16 x 8 x 3.5 cm

Description

Becodisk inhaler demonstration unit. Becotide (Beclomethasone Dipropionate BP) Diskhaler with spare placebo blister pack in plastic case.

2017-1.15_flixotide_2.jpg

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Title

Flixotide diskhaler

Description

Flixotide diskhaler dry powder inhaler (DPI) with placebo blister pack

Date

c. 1994

Identifier

2017/1.15

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Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 5 x 1.7 cm

Description

Flixotide diskhaler dry powder inhaler (DPI) with placebo blister pack

2017.1.28_placebo_1.jpg

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Placebo Accuhaler

Description

Demonstration model of an "Accuhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI).

Date

c. 1994

Identifier

2017/1.28

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8.5 x 8.5 x 2 cm

Description

Demonstration model of an "Accuhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI).

2017.1.35_ventolin_1.jpg

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Ventolin Rotacaps

Description

Bottle containing 400mg Ventolin (salbutamol BP) capsules for use with the Ventolin Rotahaler.

Date

c.1988

Identifier

2017/1.35

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Physical Dimensions

5.7 x 5.3 x 6.3 cm

Description

Bottle containing 400mg Ventolin (salbutamol BP) capsules for use with the Ventolin Rotahaler.

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Seretide 50 Evohaler

Description

"Seretide 50 Evohaler" metered-dose inhaler (MDI) (50 mcg fluticasone propionate, 25 mcg salmeterol). Sample pack in cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

Date

c.2001

Identifier

2017/1.26

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Physical Dimensions

9.5 x 5 x 3 cm

Description

"Seretide 50 Evohaler" metered-dose inhaler (MDI) (50 mcg fluticasone propionate, 25 mcg salmeterol). Sample pack in cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

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Seretide 100 Accuhaler

Description

"Seretide 100 Accuhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) (100 mcg fluticasone propionate, 50 mcg salmeterol). Sample pack in cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 2003

Identifier

2017.1.21

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Physical Dimensions

box: 9 x 9 x 3.5 cm

Description

"Seretide 100 Accuhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) (100 mcg fluticasone propionate, 50 mcg salmeterol). Sample pack in cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.22_ventodisks_2.jpg

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Ventodisk blister packs

Description

Cardboard box containing 14 Ventodisk blister packs, each with 8x400 microgram doses of Salbutamol BP. For use with a Ventolin Diskhaler.

Date

c. 1990

Identifier

2017.1.22

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box: 7 x 5.8 x 5.8 cm

Description

Cardboard box containing 14 Ventodisk blister packs, each with 8x400 microgram doses of Salbutamol BP. For use with a Ventolin Diskhaler.

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Diskhaler blister packs

Description

Placebo inhalation disks for use with the Serevent Diskhaler. 5 demonstration blister packs.

Date

c. 1993

Identifier

2017/1.40

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Physical Dimensions

5.1 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm

Description

Placebo inhalation disks for use with the Serevent Diskhaler. 5 demonstration blister packs.

2017-1.10_ABLE inhaler spacer_1.jpg

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Title

ABLE inhaler spacer

Description

Plastic spacer for use with metered dose inhalers (MDI).

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.10

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Physical Dimensions

15 x 6.5 x 6 cm

Materials

Plastic, rubber.

Description

Plastic spacer for use with metered dose inhalers (MDI).

2017-1.5_peak flow meter_2.jpg

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Peak flow meter

Description

Mini-Wright peak flow meter in original packaging with mouthpiece, plastic wallet and instruction leaflets.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.5

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22 x 14 x 5 cm

Description

Mini-Wright peak flow meter in original packaging with mouthpiece, plastic wallet and instruction leaflets.

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AeroChamber inhaler spacer

Description

Plastic spacer for use with metered dose inhalers (MDI). Includes instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1996

Identifier

2017/1.9

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Physical Dimensions

15 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm

Description

Plastic spacer for use with metered dose inhalers (MDI). Includes instruction leaflet.

2017-1.11_Dry powder inhaler_1.jpg

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Title

Dry powder inhaler

Description

Blue DPI reliever inhaler, simlar to a Turbohaler.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.11

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7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Blue DPI reliever inhaler, simlar to a Turbohaler.

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Title

Dry powder inhaler

Description

Brown DPI preventer inhaler, simlar to a Turbohaler

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.12

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Brown DPI preventer inhaler, simlar to a Turbohaler

2017-1.19_salbutamol inhaler_3.jpg

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Title

Salbutamol inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing salbutamol sulphate

Date

c. 2001

Identifier

2017/1.19

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing salbutamol sulphate

2017-1.16_qvar inhaler_1.jpg

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Qvar 50 aerosol inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing Beclomethasone dipropionate

Date

c. 2002

Identifier

2017/1.16

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8 x 5 x 2.5 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing Beclomethasone dipropionate

2017.1.20_aerobec_1.jpg

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Aereobec Autohaler

Description

"Autohaler" metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing a placebo canister. In original cardboard box.

Date

c. 1992

Identifier

2017/1.20

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Physical Dimensions

box: 10 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

"Autohaler" metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing a placebo canister. In original cardboard box.

2017.1.33_duovent_2.jpg

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Duovent inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing fenoterol hydrobromide with ipratropium bromide. In a cardboard box with "Physician's sample" sticker and instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1990

Identifier

2017.1.33

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Physical Dimensions

box: 8 x 5.5 x 3 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing fenoterol hydrobromide with ipratropium bromide. In a cardboard box with "Physician's sample" sticker and instruction leaflet.

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Atrovent Forte inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing ipratopium bromide. In cardboard box with "Physician's Sample" sticker and instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1992

Identifier

2017/1.17

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box: 8.2 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing ipratopium bromide. In cardboard box with "Physician's Sample" sticker and instruction leaflet.

2017.1.38_aerohaler_1.jpg

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Title

Aerohaler

Description

"Aerohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI). Includes a magazine for holding up to 6 capsules. The button on the side pierces the capsule in the chamber.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.38

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8.1 x 5.5 x 2.8 cm

Description

"Aerohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI). Includes a magazine for holding up to 6 capsules. The button on the side pierces the capsule in the chamber.

2017.1.43_duovent_4.jpg

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Title

Duovent extension tube

Description

Extension/spacer tube for use with the Duovent inhaler.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.43

Description

Extension/spacer tube for use with the Duovent inhaler.

2017.1.24_spinhaler_1.jpg

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Title

Spinhaler inhaler set

Description

Plastic box containing "Spinhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) and 2 bottles of dummy/placebo capsules. Instruction diagrams are printed on a label inside the box.

Date

c. 1980s

Identifier

2017/1.24

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Physical Dimensions

9 x 3 x 7.5 cm

Description

Plastic box containing "Spinhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) and 2 bottles of dummy/placebo capsules. Instruction diagrams are printed on a label inside the box.

2017.1.37_intal_1.jpg

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Intal Spincap cartridges

Description

Bottle containing 20 mcg Intal (sodium cromoglycate BP) capsules for use with the Spinhaler.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.37

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Physical Dimensions

3.4 x 3.4 x 6.5 cm

Description

Bottle containing 20 mcg Intal (sodium cromoglycate BP) capsules for use with the Spinhaler.

2017.1.30_spinhaler_1.jpg

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Title

Intal spinhaler

Description

Cardboard box containing "Spinhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) in a plastic carry case, with instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1991

Identifier

2017/1.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

box: 9.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Cardboard box containing "Spinhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) in a plastic carry case, with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.42_aerocrom_1.jpg

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Title

Aerocrom Syncroner

Description

Demonstrator unit of the "Aerocrom Syncroner" inhaler. This metered-dose inhaler (MDI) includes a built-in spacer so the inhaler can be used without the need for an additional spacer. In a cardboard box.

Date

c. 1996

Identifier

2017/1.42

Description

Demonstrator unit of the "Aerocrom Syncroner" inhaler. This metered-dose inhaler (MDI) includes a built-in spacer so the inhaler can be used without the need for an additional spacer. In a cardboard box.

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Title

Intal syncroner inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI). Demonstrator unit in cardboard box.

Date

c. 1993

Identifier

2017/1.29

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box: 12 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI). Demonstrator unit in cardboard box.

2017.1.39_whistles_2.jpg

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Title

Spinhaler whistles

Description

Box of 5 whistle attachments for children using the Spinhaler. Includes an instruction card for each whistle.

Date

c. 1989

Identifier

2017/1.39

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box: 8 x 3 x 6 cm

Description

Box of 5 whistle attachments for children using the Spinhaler. Includes an instruction card for each whistle.

2017.1.27_theodur_2.jpg

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Title

Vitalograph pulmonary monitor

Description

Peak flow meter for measuring peak expiratory flow.

Date

c. 1980s

Identifier

2017/1.27

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12.5 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm

Description

Peak flow meter for measuring peak expiratory flow.

2017.1.32_spacehaler_2.jpg

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Title

Placebo Spacehaler

Description

Demonstration model of a "Spacehaler" meterd-dose inhaler (MDI). The Spacehaler is designed to reduce the velocity of the aerosol cloud that emerges from the inhaler, without the need for an additional spacer. In cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1997

Identifier

2017/1.32

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Physical Dimensions

box: 9.6 x 7.7 x 3.6 cm

Description

Demonstration model of a "Spacehaler" meterd-dose inhaler (MDI). The Spacehaler is designed to reduce the velocity of the aerosol cloud that emerges from the inhaler, without the need for an additional spacer. In cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.34_foradil_1.jpg

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Title

Foradil Aerolizer

Description

"Aerolizer" type inhaler for use with Foradil (eformoterol) capsules. The buttons on the side are used to pierce the capsule inside the chamber.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017.1.34

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 4 x 2 cm

Description

"Aerolizer" type inhaler for use with Foradil (eformoterol) capsules. The buttons on the side are used to pierce the capsule inside the chamber.

2017.1.36_exirel_1.jpg

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Title

Exirel capsules

Description

Bottle containing 15 mcg Exirel (pirbuterol hydrochloride) capsules. Bottle is marked "Physician's Sample".

Date

c. 1980s

Identifier

2017.1.36

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

3.4 x 2.9 x 5.5 cm

Description

Bottle containing 15 mcg Exirel (pirbuterol hydrochloride) capsules. Bottle is marked "Physician's Sample".

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Title

Exirel inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing Exirel (200 mcg) pirbuterol acetate. In a cardboard box marked "Physician's sample", with instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1986

Identifier

2017.1.41

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Physical Dimensions

box: 10.7 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing Exirel (200 mcg) pirbuterol acetate. In a cardboard box marked "Physician's sample", with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.44_monty_2.jpg

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Title

"Monty" doll

Description

Stuffed toy alien called "Monty", given by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Ltd. to respiratory physicians to promote Montelukast (a leukotriene receptor antagonist used as an adjunct to inhaled steroids).

Date

c. 1998

Identifier

2017/1.44

Relation



Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20 x 10.5 x 7.5 cm

Description

Stuffed toy alien called "Monty", given by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Ltd. to respiratory physicians to promote Montelukast (a leukotriene receptor antagonist used as an adjunct to inhaled steroids).

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Title

Sketch of the Cerebellum

Description

Sketch of the cerebellum by Dr Anglin Whitelock, House Surgeon to Sir William Macewen

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, coloured pencil

Description

Sketch of the cerebellum by Dr Anglin Whitelock, House Surgeon to Sir William Macewen

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Title

Vertical Sketch of Human Scalp

Description

Sketch of a section of the human scalp with specimen prepared by Dr Anglin Whitelock.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil

Description

Sketch of a section of the human scalp with specimen prepared by Dr Anglin Whitelock.

1-20-2-12_brain_2.jpg

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Title

Sketch of Brain Hemisphere

Description

Sketch of lateral view of the brain.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil.

Description

Sketch of lateral view of the brain.

1-20-2-10-10_brain section_2.jpg

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Title

Sketch of Ventral Surface of Brain

Description

Pencil sketch of the ventral surface of the brain, showing a portion of the Circle of Willis

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil.

Description

Pencil sketch of the ventral surface of the brain, showing a portion of the Circle of Willis

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Title

Sketch of Frontal Bone

Description

Pencil sketch on tracing paper of anterior view of the frontal bone.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/23

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Tracing paper, pencil.

Description

Pencil sketch on tracing paper of anterior view of the frontal bone.

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Title

Sketch of the Frontal Bone

Description

Pencil sketch on tracing paper of the inner surface of the frontal bone.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/25

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Tracing paper, pencil

Description

Pencil sketch on tracing paper of the inner surface of the frontal bone.

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Sketch of Median Section of the Skull

Description

Pencil sketch on tracing paper of median section of the skull from the left.

Date

c.1881-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Tracing paper, pencil

Description

Pencil sketch on tracing paper of median section of the skull from the left.

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Title

Sketches of a Transverse Fracture of the Patella

Description

6 sketches of a transverse fracture of the patella.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/19

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil

Description

6 sketches of a transverse fracture of the patella.

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Title

Colour Sketches of Transverse Fracture of the Patella

Description

3 colour sketches of a transverse fracture of the patella

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, coloured pencil

Description

3 colour sketches of a transverse fracture of the patella

1-20-2-10-17_transverse patella.jpg

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Title

Colour Sketches of Transverse Fracture of Patella

Description

2 colour sketches of a transverse fracture of the patella.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/17

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, coloured pencil

Description

2 colour sketches of a transverse fracture of the patella.

1-20-2-10-16_transverse femur.jpg

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Title

Colour Sketch of the Femur

Description

Colour sketch of the proximal region of the femur.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, coloured pencil

Description

Colour sketch of the proximal region of the femur.

1-20-2-10-4_ankles.jpg

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Title

Sketch of Early Symptoms of Ataxia

Description

Pencil sketch of the knees and ankles of a patient displaying early symptoms of ataxia.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil

Description

Pencil sketch of the knees and ankles of a patient displaying early symptoms of ataxia.

1-20-2-10-5_sclerosis.jpg

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Title

Sketch of Patient at Second Stage of Sclerosis

Description

Pencil sketch of a patient's elbows at the second stage of sclerosis.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

paper, pencil.

Description

Pencil sketch of a patient's elbows at the second stage of sclerosis.

1-20-2-10-7_patella.jpg

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Title

Sketches of a Transverse Fracture of the Patella

Description

4 sketches of a transverse fracture of the patella.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, coloured pencil

Description

4 sketches of a transverse fracture of the patella.

1-20-2-10-38_nasal.jpg

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Title

Sketch of the Nasal Cavity

Description

Pencil sketch on tracing paper of the bony nasal septum of the nasal cavity.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/38

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Tracing paper, pencil

Description

Pencil sketch on tracing paper of the bony nasal septum of the nasal cavity.

1-20-2-10-34_temporal.jpg

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Title

Sketch of the Temporal Bone

Description

Pencil sketch of the temporal bone.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/34

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil

Description

Pencil sketch of the temporal bone.

1-20-2-10-1_patella_4.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Sketch of Heart Dissection

Description

Pencil sketch of a dissection of the heart.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil

Description

Pencil sketch of a dissection of the heart.

1-20-2-10-31_patella.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Sketch of Transverse Fracture of the Patella

Description

Colour pencil sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/31

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, Colour pencil

Description

Colour pencil sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella.

1-20-2-10-33_patella.jpg

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Title

Sketch of the Knee Joint

Description

Pencil sketch on paper of the knee joint in flexion.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/33

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil

Description

Pencil sketch on paper of the knee joint in flexion.

1-20-2-10-32_patella.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Sketch of Transverse Fracture of Patella

Description

Colour pencil sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/32

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, Colour pencil

Description

Colour pencil sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella.

1-20-2-10-36_patella.jpg

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Title

Sketch of Transverse Fracture of Patella

Description

Pencil sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCOSG 1/20/2/10/36

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, pencil

Description

Pencil sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella.

1-20-2-10-35_patella.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Sketch of Transverse Fracture of the Patella

Description

Colour sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/35

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, colour pencil

Description

Colour sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella.

1-20-2-10-45_brain.jpg

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Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Small print of a lateral view of the brain, highlighting a potential lesion in the frontal lobe.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/45

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Small print of a lateral view of the brain, highlighting a potential lesion in the frontal lobe.

1-20-2-10-37_patella.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Sketch of Transverse Fracture of the Patella

Description

Colour pencil sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella with ligamentous aponeuritic structure hanging over the edge.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/37

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper, colour pencil

Description

Colour pencil sketch of a transverse fracture of the patella with ligamentous aponeuritic structure hanging over the edge.

1-20-2-10-48_brain.jpg

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Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of a diagram of the brain highlighting a region of the temporal lobe.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/48

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of a diagram of the brain highlighting a region of the temporal lobe.

1-20-2-10-47_brain.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print diagram of the brain highlighting regions of the pre- and post-central gyri.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/47

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print diagram of the brain highlighting regions of the pre- and post-central gyri.

1-20-2-10-46_brain.jpg

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Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of the brain highlighting an area of the central sulcus.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/46

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain highlighting an area of the central sulcus.

1-20-2-10-50_brain.jpg

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Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of the brain highlighting a region around the central sulcus.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/50

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain highlighting a region around the central sulcus.

1-20-2-10-49_brain.jpg

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Title

Diagram of Brain

Description

Print of the brain highlighting an area around the central sulcus.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/49

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain highlighting an area around the central sulcus.

1-20-2-10-52_brain.jpg

Details

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Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of the brain highlighting potential lesions on either side of the central sulcus.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/52

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain highlighting potential lesions on either side of the central sulcus.

1-20-2-10-51_brain.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of the brain highlighting an area around the lateral sulcus.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/51

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain highlighting an area around the lateral sulcus.

1-20-2-10-54_brain.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of the brain highlighting a region of the pre-central gyrus.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/54

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain highlighting a region of the pre-central gyrus.

1-20-2-10-53_brain.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of the brain showing a potential lesion of the frontal lobe.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/53

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain showing a potential lesion of the frontal lobe.

1-20-2-10-56_brain.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of the brain highlighting parts of the parietal and temporal lobes.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/56

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain highlighting parts of the parietal and temporal lobes.

1-20-2-10-55_brain.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Diagram of the Brain

Description

Print of the brain showing a potential lesion surrounding the central sulcus.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/55

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Print of the brain showing a potential lesion surrounding the central sulcus.

1-20-2-10-6_aneurisms.jpg

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Title

Illustrations of Different Aneurisms

Description

Four colour illustrations of different types of aneurism.

Date

c. 1887-1909

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/2/10/6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Four colour illustrations of different types of aneurism.

hd-816_porcelain enamels set 2.jpg

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Title

Porcelain Enamels

Description

8 x 1/4 oz bottles of assorted shades of enamel used to shade porcelain teeth, complete with mixing oil, spatula and brushes.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/816

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, cardboard, porcelain.

Description

8 x 1/4 oz bottles of assorted shades of enamel used to shade porcelain teeth, complete with mixing oil, spatula and brushes.

HD_1270_burs_1.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Dental Burs

Description

Box containing an assortment of dental burs, for use with a straight hand piece.

Identifier

HD/1270

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Box containing an assortment of dental burs, for use with a straight hand piece.

dental foot drill 3.jpg

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Title

Dental Foot Drill

Description

Pictured here is an example of a portable dental foot drill. This drill would have been powered by a foot pump mechanism to rotate the drill bit and treat the patient's teeth.

Date

c. 1800s

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood and metal.

Description

Pictured here is an example of a portable dental foot drill. This drill would have been powered by a foot pump mechanism to rotate the drill bit and treat the patient's teeth.

HD_1244_washer_4.jpg

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Title

Wooden Plug

Description

Wooden plug used in a dental chair, complete with instructions on how to remove it.

Identifier

HD/1244

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood

Description

Wooden plug used in a dental chair, complete with instructions on how to remove it.

HD_1257_shade guide_1.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Shade Guide

Description

Box containing an approximate shade guide for dental prosthetics.

Identifier

HD/1257

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Card, metal

Description

Box containing an approximate shade guide for dental prosthetics.

HD_1258_shade guide_1.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Shade Guide

Description

Box containing an approximate shade guide for dental prosthetics.

Identifier

HD/1258

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Card, metal, plastic

Description

Box containing an approximate shade guide for dental prosthetics.

HD 741_filling porcelain red 3.jpg

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Title

Jar of SS White Filling Porcelain

Description

Glass bottle of pale yellow filling porcelain powder (1/2 oz).

This jar of white filling porcelain was manufactured by the SS White Dental Manufacturing Company, an organisation that was started by American dentists and inventor, Samuel Stockton White, in 1844. Over the years, White's company became the largest dental instrument manufacturer in the world.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/741

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass bottle of pale yellow filling porcelain powder (1/2 oz).

This jar of white filling porcelain was manufactured by the SS White Dental Manufacturing Company, an organisation that was started by American dentists and inventor, Samuel Stockton White, in 1844. Over the years, White's company became the largest dental instrument manufacturer in the world.

2015.234.4_uterine catheters 3.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Catheters in Wooden Case

Description

Catheters in wooden case, probably early 20th Century.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2015/234.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Catheters 27.5 cm
Box 30 cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

Catheters in wooden case, probably early 20th Century.

2003.77.43_instrument case_3.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Pocket Dressing Instrument Case

Description

Leather pocket dressing instrument case, thought to be a field surgical case.

Date

c. 1840s

Identifier

2003/77.43

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Leather

Description

Leather pocket dressing instrument case, thought to be a field surgical case.

2003.2.1_liston bone forceps 3.jpg

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Title

Liston's Bone-Cutting Forceps

Description

Liston's bone-cutting forceps, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Robert Liston was a world-famous Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. He worked during the time before pain relief was regularly used in surgery, thus operations had to be performed as quickly as possible. Liston was renowned for his surgical skill and speed, which was in part due to the instruments that he used. He designed several instruments himself, including his own adaptation of the bone forceps. Bone forceps are still used today to cut through thinner bones, such as the ribs.

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2003/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.7 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Liston's bone-cutting forceps, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Robert Liston was a world-famous Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. He worked during the time before pain relief was regularly used in surgery, thus operations had to be performed as quickly as possible. Liston was renowned for his surgical skill and speed, which was in part due to the instruments that he used. He designed several instruments himself, including his own adaptation of the bone forceps. Bone forceps are still used today to cut through thinner bones, such as the ribs.

2000.8.1_endoscope.jpg

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Title

Endoscope

Description

Metal endoscope held within a plastic case.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2000/8.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 33 cm

Materials

Metal; plastic

Description

Metal endoscope held within a plastic case.

2003-29.3_doyer mouth gag_2 (1 of 1).jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Doyen's Mouth Gag

Description

Doyen's mouth gag, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/29.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Doyen's mouth gag, metal.

2003.194_cystoscope_.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Brown-Buerger cystoscope

Description

Brown-Buerger cystoscope in wooden case.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/194

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 33.5 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber.

Description

Brown-Buerger cystoscope in wooden case.

2002.5.1_thomas wrench 5.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Thomas Wrench

Description

Thomas wrench, metal, c 1929.

This Thomas Wrench was an instrument used to treat the condition "Club Foot". Club foot is where one foot or both feet are rotated internally, making it difficult to walk if left untreated. The wrench would have been placed around the deformed foot and pulled to straighten out the deformity.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2002/5.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 32.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Thomas wrench, metal, c 1929.

This Thomas Wrench was an instrument used to treat the condition "Club Foot". Club foot is where one foot or both feet are rotated internally, making it difficult to walk if left untreated. The wrench would have been placed around the deformed foot and pulled to straighten out the deformity.

2006.7.48_breast knives 4.jpg

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Title

Wooden case of breast knives

Description

Set of three "4 inch" breast scalpels in a mahogany case. Case is fitted with a secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with two metal clips. A small (5.1cm x 0.3cm) brass strip, embossed with "DOWN BROs MAKERS LONDON" is inlaid into the surface of the lower portion of the case, midway between the hinges.

The scalpels are identical, and forged from solid nickel steel.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.48

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Case: 22.3 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
Scalpels: 20.2 x 1.3 cm

Materials

Wood and nickel steel.

Description

Set of three "4 inch" breast scalpels in a mahogany case. Case is fitted with a secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with two metal clips. A small (5.1cm x 0.3cm) brass strip, embossed with "DOWN BROs MAKERS LONDON" is inlaid into the surface of the lower portion of the case, midway between the hinges.

The scalpels are identical, and forged from solid nickel steel.

2003.77.50_Simeon Snell's Set 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Simeon Snell's Set

Date

c.1929

Identifier

2003/77.50

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood and metal

Description


2008.2.4_tonsil guillotine.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine for domiciliary use.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2008/2

Description

Tonsil guillotine for domiciliary use.

1997-7.7_mouth gag_1 (1 of 1).jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sydenham's Modified Mouth Gag

Description

Sydenham's modified mouth gag, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

1997/7.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Sydenham's modified mouth gag, stainless steel.

2003-27.4_ogston inhaler_2 (1 of 1).jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ogston's Inhaler

Description

Ogston's inhaler, metal.

Date

c. 1890s-1920s

Identifier

2003/27.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Ogston's inhaler, metal.

2003.199.1_liston amputation knife 2.jpg

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Title

Liston Amputation Knife

Description

Liston's amputation knife, ebony and metal, c 1860s.

This amputation knife is part of an amputation set dating from the 1860s. It is named after the famous Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. The shape of amputation blades changed over time, from curved to straight, and Liston adapted his own style of blade for optimal surgery results. In 1846, Liston performed the first leg amputation in Europe that employed modern anaesthesia. The procedure was over within seconds, and the patient didn't feel a thing!

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/199.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 32 cm

Materials

Metal and ebony.

Description

Liston's amputation knife, ebony and metal, c 1860s.

This amputation knife is part of an amputation set dating from the 1860s. It is named after the famous Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. The shape of amputation blades changed over time, from curved to straight, and Liston adapted his own style of blade for optimal surgery results. In 1846, Liston performed the first leg amputation in Europe that employed modern anaesthesia. The procedure was over within seconds, and the patient didn't feel a thing!

2003.56_haemorrhoid forceps 9.jpg

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Title

Haemorrhoid Forceps

Description

Haemorrhoid forceps, ivory and steel, c 1905.

Haemorrhoids are vascular bundles situated in the anal canal that can cause problems when swollen or inflamed. This pair of forceps would have been used to remove haemorrhoids in a patient. The blades would be clamped on either side of the haemorrhoid and slowly reduce the blood supply to the structure. This would cause the tissue to die and result in the haemorrhoid falling off.

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/56

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.7 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Haemorrhoid forceps, ivory and steel, c 1905.

Haemorrhoids are vascular bundles situated in the anal canal that can cause problems when swollen or inflamed. This pair of forceps would have been used to remove haemorrhoids in a patient. The blades would be clamped on either side of the haemorrhoid and slowly reduce the blood supply to the structure. This would cause the tissue to die and result in the haemorrhoid falling off.

2003.12_amputation kit_3.jpg

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Title

Amputation Set

Description

This amputation set was made by S. Maw & Son of Aldersgate Street London. The instruments are contained within a wooden case with a red velvet lining, which is divided into segments and has an additional removable section.

The upper division of the set holds three saws: a wide blade amputation saw, a metacarpal saw, and a Hey's scull saw.

The lower level houses numerous amputation knives, a screw tourniquet, and two bobbins of thread. Underneath the removable tray are items including bone forceps, a trephine with a detachable handle and a probang with a sponge attached at its tip.

In the tray itself there is an abscess knife, two bistouries, both curved and pointed but one sharp and one blunt, two scalpels of different sizes, two trocars, again with metal heads of varying sizes, and dissecting forceps.

Under a small lid in the tray there is a well preserved packet bearing the maker's name and address. The package contains three needles described as "cast steel high polished surgeons needles". According to the packaging half a dozen such needles were originally held in the paper.

Date

Mid-1800s

Identifier

2003/12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2003/12

Materials

Metal; silk; velvet; wood

Description

This amputation set was made by S. Maw & Son of Aldersgate Street London. The instruments are contained within a wooden case with a red velvet lining, which is divided into segments and has an additional removable section.

The upper division of the set holds three saws: a wide blade amputation saw, a metacarpal saw, and a Hey's scull saw.

The lower level houses numerous amputation knives, a screw tourniquet, and two bobbins of thread. Underneath the removable tray are items including bone forceps, a trephine with a detachable handle and a probang with a sponge attached at its tip.

In the tray itself there is an abscess knife, two bistouries, both curved and pointed but one sharp and one blunt, two scalpels of different sizes, two trocars, again with metal heads of varying sizes, and dissecting forceps.

Under a small lid in the tray there is a well preserved packet bearing the maker's name and address. The package contains three needles described as "cast steel high polished surgeons needles". According to the packaging half a dozen such needles were originally held in the paper.

2003.12.3_Hey saw 2.jpg

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Title

Hey Saw

Description

Hey's saw, ebony and metal, c 1860s.

Pictured here is an example of a Hey Saw, which would have been used to saw through bones of the skull. The small head of the saw was designed in such a manner so as to reduce shards of bone from flying into the face of the surgeon.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19 cm

Materials

Metal and ebony.

Description

Hey's saw, ebony and metal, c 1860s.

Pictured here is an example of a Hey Saw, which would have been used to saw through bones of the skull. The small head of the saw was designed in such a manner so as to reduce shards of bone from flying into the face of the surgeon.

2003.12.25_Petit tourniquet 5.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Description

Petit's tourniquet, cloth, leather and metal, c 1860s.

Tourniquets have been in use since the time of Ancient Greece, and were mainly used when amputating a limb. Any other surgical use of the tourniquet was not introduced until the 1800s. The tourniquet was tightened by twisting a rod to which it was attached. It wasn’t until an invention by Jean Louis Petit in 1718 that the mechanism was altered. Instead of tightening the tourniquet band with a rod, the tourniquet could be tightened with a screw. Such a style of tourniquet can be found within the College’s instrument store.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.25

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm

Materials

Metal and fabric.

Description

Petit's tourniquet, cloth, leather and metal, c 1860s.

Tourniquets have been in use since the time of Ancient Greece, and were mainly used when amputating a limb. Any other surgical use of the tourniquet was not introduced until the 1800s. The tourniquet was tightened by twisting a rod to which it was attached. It wasn’t until an invention by Jean Louis Petit in 1718 that the mechanism was altered. Instead of tightening the tourniquet band with a rod, the tourniquet could be tightened with a screw. Such a style of tourniquet can be found within the College’s instrument store.

2003.12.10_Liston artery forceps 13.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Liston's Artery Forceps

Description

Liston's artery forceps, metal, c 1860s.

These artery forceps were designed by Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. Artery forceps, more commonly known as haemostats, are surgical instruments used to clamp arteries and obstruct blood flow to prevent haemorrhaging. Notice that these forceps have a locking mechanism, meaning that they can be locked in place and left to stand alone instead of requiring the surgeon to hold them for the entire procedure.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Liston's artery forceps, metal, c 1860s.

These artery forceps were designed by Scottish surgeon, Robert Liston. Artery forceps, more commonly known as haemostats, are surgical instruments used to clamp arteries and obstruct blood flow to prevent haemorrhaging. Notice that these forceps have a locking mechanism, meaning that they can be locked in place and left to stand alone instead of requiring the surgeon to hold them for the entire procedure.

2003.12.28_suture needles 10.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Set of Suture Needles

Description

Suture needles in paper packet.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.1 cm length

Materials

Paper, steel.

Description

Suture needles in paper packet.

2003.29.1_flowmeter_3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Flowmeter

Description

Flowmeter once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2003/29.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 19.8 cm

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Flowmeter once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

2003.74_lucy_2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lucy Baldwin Gas-Oxygen Analgesia Apparatus

Description

Lucy Baldwin- Countess Baldwin of Bewdley, wife of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, and maternity health activist. This gas-oxygen analgesia apparatus would have been administered to women in labour as a source of pain relief. It is named after Lucy Baldwin in honour of her efforts to advance the practice of midwifery and the care of expecting mothers. She campaigned for equal care for all mothers during labour, setting up a fund in order that women of all financial backgrounds could access anaesthesia when needed.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/74

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Length: 21.5 cm

Materials

Metal

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Lucy Baldwin- Countess Baldwin of Bewdley, wife of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, and maternity health activist. This gas-oxygen analgesia apparatus would have been administered to women in labour as a source of pain relief. It is named after Lucy Baldwin in honour of her efforts to advance the practice of midwifery and the care of expecting mothers. She campaigned for equal care for all mothers during labour, setting up a fund in order that women of all financial backgrounds could access anaesthesia when needed.

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Portable Anaesthesia Apparatus

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An O2/nitrous oxide apparatus with all appropriate controls and pressure gauges in good order. The gauges are circular, 5cm in diameter, and marked O2 and N2O respectively. Both instruments read from 0 to 2500 lb/sq. in. Cased in grey painted metal, with a black plastic carrying handle, and with metal clamps, etc. for retaining the Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide gas bottles at the rear of the casing.

The whole machine has been modified at some time in the past by bolting the base to a heavy wooden cradle which elevates the apparatus by 7cm

Date

c. 1955-1960

Identifier

2010/1.1

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Physical Dimensions

55 x 24 x 36 cm

Materials

metal, plastic, wood

Description

An O2/nitrous oxide apparatus with all appropriate controls and pressure gauges in good order. The gauges are circular, 5cm in diameter, and marked O2 and N2O respectively. Both instruments read from 0 to 2500 lb/sq. in. Cased in grey painted metal, with a black plastic carrying handle, and with metal clamps, etc. for retaining the Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide gas bottles at the rear of the casing.

The whole machine has been modified at some time in the past by bolting the base to a heavy wooden cradle which elevates the apparatus by 7cm

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Bi-phasic Stimulator

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This bi-phasic stimulator was owned (and probably built) by the neurologist James Sloan Robertson. Although the exact purpose of the machine is unclear, it was most likely used during surgical treatment of patients suffering from epilepsy. An electrode would be attached to the machine, which would help the surgeon to locate a lesion for removal, and also ensure that an undamaged part of the brain was not about to be removed. The device is clearly handmade, and is most likely an early prototype or precursor to machines used in later deep brain recording techniques.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2001/3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.2 cm

Materials

Glass; metal; plastic; wood

Description

This bi-phasic stimulator was owned (and probably built) by the neurologist James Sloan Robertson. Although the exact purpose of the machine is unclear, it was most likely used during surgical treatment of patients suffering from epilepsy. An electrode would be attached to the machine, which would help the surgeon to locate a lesion for removal, and also ensure that an undamaged part of the brain was not about to be removed. The device is clearly handmade, and is most likely an early prototype or precursor to machines used in later deep brain recording techniques.

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Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset

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Cameron's electro-diagnostoset, in wooden case, c 1926.

Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset was produced by Cameron's Surgical Speciality Company of Chicago during the 1920s. The company produced an extensive range of lamps for use in dental and medical diagnosis and the Electro-Diagnostoset seen here is, essentially, a collection of such lamps. The company produced a variety of models of these sets from the very high end, with a silk-lined leather case and a complete set of instruments, to low end sets in simple wooden cases containing a bare minimum of instruments.

The set shown appears to be of the model 3A type, one of the more expensive models. The components are constructed primarily from bakelite and steel to allow them to be sterilized and increase reliability. It contains a variety of instruments including an opthalmoscope, procto-sigmoidoscope, urethroscope and a variety of bulbs in a range of shapes and sizes. In most cases the illumination was provided not by the instruments but by the handles. The set came with two handles which were connected to a power supply. A bulb could then be screwed into the top of the handle. In the case of the large bulbs (such as the long bulbs on the right of the case in the picture) that would be the instrument complete but, with the small bulbs, a variety of attachments could be fitted onto the handle to form different instruments.

This particular example was imported into the UK by Dr. Archibald Young of Glasgow and is believed to be the only example in the country. Dr. Young initially inquired about ordering in 1926; the set arrived in Prince's Dock Glasgow in 1928 on board the freighter Anacortes and did not clear customs and reach him until 1929. The set cost £308 including shipping expenses.

Date

c. 1925

Identifier

2003/3

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Materials

Wood, Metal, Glass.

Description

Cameron's electro-diagnostoset, in wooden case, c 1926.

Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset was produced by Cameron's Surgical Speciality Company of Chicago during the 1920s. The company produced an extensive range of lamps for use in dental and medical diagnosis and the Electro-Diagnostoset seen here is, essentially, a collection of such lamps. The company produced a variety of models of these sets from the very high end, with a silk-lined leather case and a complete set of instruments, to low end sets in simple wooden cases containing a bare minimum of instruments.

The set shown appears to be of the model 3A type, one of the more expensive models. The components are constructed primarily from bakelite and steel to allow them to be sterilized and increase reliability. It contains a variety of instruments including an opthalmoscope, procto-sigmoidoscope, urethroscope and a variety of bulbs in a range of shapes and sizes. In most cases the illumination was provided not by the instruments but by the handles. The set came with two handles which were connected to a power supply. A bulb could then be screwed into the top of the handle. In the case of the large bulbs (such as the long bulbs on the right of the case in the picture) that would be the instrument complete but, with the small bulbs, a variety of attachments could be fitted onto the handle to form different instruments.

This particular example was imported into the UK by Dr. Archibald Young of Glasgow and is believed to be the only example in the country. Dr. Young initially inquired about ordering in 1926; the set arrived in Prince's Dock Glasgow in 1928 on board the freighter Anacortes and did not clear customs and reach him until 1929. The set cost £308 including shipping expenses.

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Cameron's 5-in-1 Ophthalmoscope

Description

5-in-1 ophthalmoscope, model number 270; part of Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.3

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Physical Dimensions

19 cm length

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

5-in-1 ophthalmoscope, model number 270; part of Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset.

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Oralite

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An illuminated, collapsible tongue depressor; part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.4

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Physical Dimensions

16.4 cm length

Materials

Bakelite, glass, metal.

Description

An illuminated, collapsible tongue depressor; part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

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Cameron's Skenoscope

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Cameron's electro-urethroscope, model number 417, with the skenoscope, model number 404. Part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.5

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Physical Dimensions

13.7 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Cameron's electro-urethroscope, model number 417, with the skenoscope, model number 404. Part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

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Cameron's Surgilite

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Cameron's surgilite, part of Cameron's Electro-diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.6

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Physical Dimensions

29 cm length

Materials

Bakelite, glass, metal.

Description

Cameron's surgilite, part of Cameron's Electro-diagnostoset.

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Schiotz's Improved Tonometer

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Schiotz tonometer, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1950s.

A tonometer is an ophthalmic device used to measure the intra-ocular pressure of the eye and determine if the patient is at risk of glaucoma.
The eye to be examined is anaesthetised and the foot plate of the tonometer is pressed gently onto the cornea. By this method, the ophthalmologist is able to measure the patient's intra-ocular pressure in mmHg.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/77.54

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schiotz tonometer, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1950s.

A tonometer is an ophthalmic device used to measure the intra-ocular pressure of the eye and determine if the patient is at risk of glaucoma.
The eye to be examined is anaesthetised and the foot plate of the tonometer is pressed gently onto the cornea. By this method, the ophthalmologist is able to measure the patient's intra-ocular pressure in mmHg.

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Case of Eye Instruments

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Case of eye instruments, metal and wood, c 1906.

This case of ophthalmic instruments is from the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. Manufactured by J. Weiss & Son, this case once belonged to ophthalmic surgeon, Hugh Wright Thomson. Thomson was a house surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary and was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War.

Date

c. 1906

Identifier

2003/77.40

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 27.8 cm

Materials

Wood and Metal.

Description

Case of eye instruments, metal and wood, c 1906.

This case of ophthalmic instruments is from the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. Manufactured by J. Weiss & Son, this case once belonged to ophthalmic surgeon, Hugh Wright Thomson. Thomson was a house surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary and was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War.

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Rollet's Lacrimal Sac Retractor

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Rollet's lachrymal sac retractor, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

The lacrimal sac is towards the midline of the body, sitting on the lateral side of the nose and medial side of the eyeball. It sits within the space formed by the lacrimal bone and frontal process of the maxilla. The nasolacrimal duct descends from the sac down towards the nasal cavity. This retractor would have been used during surgery to move the sac out of the way.

Date

c. 1906-1920s.

Identifier

2003/77.40.2

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.1 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Rollet's lachrymal sac retractor, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

The lacrimal sac is towards the midline of the body, sitting on the lateral side of the nose and medial side of the eyeball. It sits within the space formed by the lacrimal bone and frontal process of the maxilla. The nasolacrimal duct descends from the sac down towards the nasal cavity. This retractor would have been used during surgery to move the sac out of the way.

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Iris Hook

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Iris hook, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

The iris is the coloured portion of the eye surrounding the pupil. The iris has the ability to constrict and dilate the pupil to alter the amount of light that is focused onto the retina by the lens. This iris hook would have been used to retract the iris during cataract surgery.

Date

c. 1906-1920s.

Identifier

2003/77.40.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Iris hook, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

The iris is the coloured portion of the eye surrounding the pupil. The iris has the ability to constrict and dilate the pupil to alter the amount of light that is focused onto the retina by the lens. This iris hook would have been used to retract the iris during cataract surgery.

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Capsulotomy Knife

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Capsulotomy knife, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

A capsulotomy is an ophthalmic procedure involving the lens of the eye. This small metal knife would have been used to make an incision into the lens.

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.40.4

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Capsulotomy knife, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

A capsulotomy is an ophthalmic procedure involving the lens of the eye. This small metal knife would have been used to make an incision into the lens.

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Beer's Cataract Knife

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Beer's cataract knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

The design of this cataract knife was invented by Austrian ophthalmologist, Georg Joseph Beer, who pioneered a new method of cataract surgery during the late 1700s. This knife would have been used to remove some of the affected lens.

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.40.14

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Beer's cataract knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

The design of this cataract knife was invented by Austrian ophthalmologist, Georg Joseph Beer, who pioneered a new method of cataract surgery during the late 1700s. This knife would have been used to remove some of the affected lens.

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von Graefe's Cataract Knife

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Graefe's cataract knife, stainless steel, c 1950s.

This small knife was used during a cataract operation to cut into the cornea, the outer transparent part of the eye. The knife was designed by Albrecht von Graefe, a Prussian ophthalmologist during the 1800s and manufactured by John Weiss & Son of London.

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/167

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Graefe's cataract knife, stainless steel, c 1950s.

This small knife was used during a cataract operation to cut into the cornea, the outer transparent part of the eye. The knife was designed by Albrecht von Graefe, a Prussian ophthalmologist during the 1800s and manufactured by John Weiss & Son of London.

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Taylor's Eye Vectis

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Taylor's eye vectis, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

An eye vectis is an ophthalmic instrument used during cataract surgery. The wire loop at the end of the instrument would extract any cataract material from the lens of the patient.

Date

c. 1906-1920

Identifier

2003/77.40.17

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Taylor's eye vectis, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

An eye vectis is an ophthalmic instrument used during cataract surgery. The wire loop at the end of the instrument would extract any cataract material from the lens of the patient.

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Jaeger's Iridectomy Knife

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Jaeger's iridectomy knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

An iridectomy is a surgical procedure where part of the iris, the coloured part of the eye, is removed. This knife is used to cut out the desired piece of iris. Patients with glaucoma can receive an iridectomy to reduce the intra-orbital pressure.

Date

c. 1906-1930s

Identifier

2003/77.40.16

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Jaeger's iridectomy knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

An iridectomy is a surgical procedure where part of the iris, the coloured part of the eye, is removed. This knife is used to cut out the desired piece of iris. Patients with glaucoma can receive an iridectomy to reduce the intra-orbital pressure.

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Oiled Silk Dressings

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Oiled silk, 20th century

Date

20th Century

Identifier

1996/1.3

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Physical Dimensions

10.1 cm

Description

Oiled silk, 20th century

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Ultra-violet Ray Lamp

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This ultra-violet ray lamp was manufactured by Hanovia Ltd., and is described as "the prescription ultra-violet lamp". The lamp comes with a pair of protective glasses so as to prevent any damage to the patient's eyesight.

Ultra-violet light therapy is performed to treat certain skin disorders, such as eczema and psoriasis. Exposure to UV rays must be well-controlled and monitored. Over-exposure can have serious side effects, and can potentially result in skin cancer.

Date

c. 20th Century

Identifier

2000/3.120

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 51 cm

Materials

Aluminium; enamel; glass; metal; plastic

Description

This ultra-violet ray lamp was manufactured by Hanovia Ltd., and is described as "the prescription ultra-violet lamp". The lamp comes with a pair of protective glasses so as to prevent any damage to the patient's eyesight.

Ultra-violet light therapy is performed to treat certain skin disorders, such as eczema and psoriasis. Exposure to UV rays must be well-controlled and monitored. Over-exposure can have serious side effects, and can potentially result in skin cancer.

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Rolls Razor Imperial model 2

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Popular, quality razor set: three-part case with strop and hone strips built into lids, hollow-ground blade (includes safety guard) on rack and separate handle. Blade sharpened by pulling backwards & forwards against strips inside case, then clipped to handle. Contained in patterned steel case. Listed in Army & Navy 1926/27.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2005/6

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Physical Dimensions

15.3 x 7 cm

Materials

Steel

Description

Popular, quality razor set: three-part case with strop and hone strips built into lids, hollow-ground blade (includes safety guard) on rack and separate handle. Blade sharpened by pulling backwards & forwards against strips inside case, then clipped to handle. Contained in patterned steel case. Listed in Army & Navy 1926/27.


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Chassaignac's Chain Ecraseur

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Chassaignac's chain ecraseur, metal, c 1901.

Chassaignac's Ecraseur was used in the field of gynaecology for the removal of fibrous growths in the female reproductive tract. The chain would be looped around the growth and gradually tightened in order to cut off blood flow. This would deprive the growth of oxygen, causing it to fall off.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/219

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 28.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Chassaignac's chain ecraseur, metal, c 1901.

Chassaignac's Ecraseur was used in the field of gynaecology for the removal of fibrous growths in the female reproductive tract. The chain would be looped around the growth and gradually tightened in order to cut off blood flow. This would deprive the growth of oxygen, causing it to fall off.

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Skiascope

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This skiascope was manufactured by John Trotter of Glasgow. John Trotter set up business in Gordon Street in the 1880s with a branch opening in Edinburgh in the 1920s. Trotter was a pioneer in many branches of optical science and he also advised hospitals on the instillation of X-ray apparatus.
Ophthalmic surgeon Hugh Wright Thomson worked with Trotter to develop the skiascope which he used initially for eye examinations in school children although he subsequently also found it helpful for adults in hospital refraction work. A long stem was attached to its centre and the circular frame was fitted with twenty of the lenses most commonly used in retinoscopy (technique to objectively determine the refractive error of the eye – farsighted, nearsighted, astigmatism – and the need for glasses).

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/77.56

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Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 25.6 cm

Description

This skiascope was manufactured by John Trotter of Glasgow. John Trotter set up business in Gordon Street in the 1880s with a branch opening in Edinburgh in the 1920s. Trotter was a pioneer in many branches of optical science and he also advised hospitals on the instillation of X-ray apparatus.
Ophthalmic surgeon Hugh Wright Thomson worked with Trotter to develop the skiascope which he used initially for eye examinations in school children although he subsequently also found it helpful for adults in hospital refraction work. A long stem was attached to its centre and the circular frame was fitted with twenty of the lenses most commonly used in retinoscopy (technique to objectively determine the refractive error of the eye – farsighted, nearsighted, astigmatism – and the need for glasses).

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Newman Cystoscope

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Newman's cystoscope, in wooden case, 20th century.

Pictured here is an example of a Newman Cystoscope, manufactured by Trotter of Glasgow. A cystoscope is a specialised type of endoscope that is passed through the urethral canal to view the contents of the bladder.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2003/191

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 37.1 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, plastic, and wood.

Description

Newman's cystoscope, in wooden case, 20th century.

Pictured here is an example of a Newman Cystoscope, manufactured by Trotter of Glasgow. A cystoscope is a specialised type of endoscope that is passed through the urethral canal to view the contents of the bladder.

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Projector

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This projector was manufactured by John Lizars, one of the founders of Black and Lizars opticians. Lizars set up the first J Lizars Opticians in Glasgow in 1830, with the practice eventually expanding across the city. Not only did he manufacture spectacles for eyewear, he also made other optical instruments, such as telescopes, microscopes, and projectors.

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

2003/75

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 46 cm

Materials

glass; metal

Description

This projector was manufactured by John Lizars, one of the founders of Black and Lizars opticians. Lizars set up the first J Lizars Opticians in Glasgow in 1830, with the practice eventually expanding across the city. Not only did he manufacture spectacles for eyewear, he also made other optical instruments, such as telescopes, microscopes, and projectors.

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Catgut Ligatures

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Catgut ligature, in glass-stoppered bottle, c 1929.

A ligature is a piece of thread (suture) that is used to tie off an anatomical structure, most commonly a blood vessel. This prevents any form of major blood loss during a procedure. Ligatures were made popular by barber surgeon, Ambroise Pare, during the 1500s.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/3.29

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm

Description

Catgut ligature, in glass-stoppered bottle, c 1929.

A ligature is a piece of thread (suture) that is used to tie off an anatomical structure, most commonly a blood vessel. This prevents any form of major blood loss during a procedure. Ligatures were made popular by barber surgeon, Ambroise Pare, during the 1500s.

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Aural Syringe

Description

Aural Syringe manufactured by McMillan of Glasgow, in small cardboard box.

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/143

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Physical Dimensions

Length = 19.9 cm

Materials

Cardboard, cotton, glass, wool.

Description

Aural Syringe manufactured by McMillan of Glasgow, in small cardboard box.

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Bobbin Flowmeter

Description

Bobbin Flowmeter, most likely part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/29.7

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 25 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, plastic.

Description

Bobbin Flowmeter, most likely part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

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Portrait of David Livingstone

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Seated half-length in a black coat and grey trousers.

This portrait was purchased by the Faculty in 1875. It is an 'enlarged photograph by Mr Thomas Annan coloured in oil' and cost 30 guineas. The photograph was taken in 1864, and the image was coloured in oil after Livingstone's death.

Date

1864 - c.1875

Identifier

119

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Physical Dimensions

90 x 69 cm

Materials

oil painting

Description

Seated half-length in a black coat and grey trousers.

This portrait was purchased by the Faculty in 1875. It is an 'enlarged photograph by Mr Thomas Annan coloured in oil' and cost 30 guineas. The photograph was taken in 1864, and the image was coloured in oil after Livingstone's death.

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The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow

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Thomas Annan had already established a reputation as one of Scotland's leading photographers when he was commissioned by the City of Glasgow Improvement Trust to take photographs of the closes and wynds of old Glasgow that were scheduled for demolition under the Glasgow City Improvements Act of 1866. Thirty-one photographs were taken. Two editions of these photographs were produced from the collodion negatives in the years following the completion of the commission. The original series of prints used the albumen process and were created in limited numbers. In 1878, as a result of demand from a number of institutions, the Trustees had a second edition of 100 published, with an additional nine photographs. This edition used Joseph Swan's carbon print process for which Annan had secured exclusive usage rights for Scotland in 1866.
Attached to title page : handwritten letter dated 9 September 1881 from Lord Provost John Ure at City Chambers to Dr. R. Scott Orr, President of the Faculty of the Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, giving details of the circumstances surrounding the presentation of a special set of the photographs to the Faculty.
[2] leaves, 40 leaves of plates

Creator

Ure, John, -1901.
Glasgow City Improvement Trust‏

Date

1868-1877

Identifier

Bookstore ANN [oversize]

Publisher

Glasgow City Improvement Trust

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 56 cm.

Description

Thomas Annan had already established a reputation as one of Scotland's leading photographers when he was commissioned by the City of Glasgow Improvement Trust to take photographs of the closes and wynds of old Glasgow that were scheduled for demolition under the Glasgow City Improvements Act of 1866. Thirty-one photographs were taken. Two editions of these photographs were produced from the collodion negatives in the years following the completion of the commission. The original series of prints used the albumen process and were created in limited numbers. In 1878, as a result of demand from a number of institutions, the Trustees had a second edition of 100 published, with an additional nine photographs. This edition used Joseph Swan's carbon print process for which Annan had secured exclusive usage rights for Scotland in 1866.

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The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry

Description

xvi, 289 pages, [103] leaves of plates

Date

1878

Identifier

Bookstore DA 890.G5 ANN

Publisher

James MacLehose

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 33 cm

Description

xvi, 289 pages, [103] leaves of plates

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Title

A Still Life with Pansies

Date

1974

Identifier

25

Rights

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

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Physical Dimensions

39 x 49 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Christmas Roses

Description

Still life of Christmas roses in a glass jug.

Date

1976

Identifier

26

Rights

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

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Physical Dimensions

29 x 49 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of Christmas roses in a glass jug.

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Title

Pink Roses (New Dawn Roses)

Description

Still life of pink roses in a glass vase.

Date

1980

Identifier

27

Rights

© the artist's estate

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Physical Dimensions

29 x 44.5 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of pink roses in a glass vase.

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Portrait of Professor Brian O. Williams, CBE, PRCPSG 2006-2009

Date

21st century

Identifier

538

Rights

© the artist

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Materials

Oil on canvas

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Title

Scottish Mother and Child

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Mother holding an infant with a seascape in the background. Gifted by the artist. The painting was reframed and glazed for display in College.

Date

2005

Identifier

381

Rights

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

120 x 90 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Mother holding an infant with a seascape in the background. Gifted by the artist. The painting was reframed and glazed for display in College.

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Title

Flower Piece

Description

Still life of flowers in a white jug.

Date

20th century

Identifier

31

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

70 x 50 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of flowers in a white jug.

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Title

Long Calderwood, The Home of William and John Hunter

Description

Inscription on frame reads:
"Long Calderwood - The Home of Wm. & John Hunter.
Painted for, and Presented to The Faculty by Chas. Blatherwick, M.D.
1894."
Watercolour depicting Long Calderwood, the home of the Hunter Brothers in East Kilbride.

Date

c. 1870-1880

Identifier

2015/42
73

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

c. 20" x 30"

Materials

Watercolour

Description

Inscription on frame reads:
"Long Calderwood - The Home of Wm. & John Hunter.
Painted for, and Presented to The Faculty by Chas. Blatherwick, M.D.
1894."

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Title

Titian Partakes of a Cappuccino and a Glass of Red

Description

Reworking of Titian's 'Christ Crowned with Thorns', set in a cafe.

Date

20th century

Identifier

74

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

200 x 142 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Reworking of Titian's 'Christ Crowned with Thorns', set in a cafe.

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Title

Sir Joseph Lister's Operating Instruments

Description

Case of operating instruments which belonged to Joseph Lister, c 1865.

Lister began his investigations into antisepsis while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1860s. It was here that he used the first ever antiseptic dressings while attending patients with compound fractures.

Date

c. 1865

Identifier

2003/9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Case of operating instruments which belonged to Joseph Lister, c 1865.

Lister began his investigations into antisepsis while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1860s. It was here that he used the first ever antiseptic dressings while attending patients with compound fractures.

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Title

Paroleine spray advert

Description

Bookmark advertising Paroleine spray compound. Found inside a library book.

Date

c.1950

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/25

Description

Bookmark advertising Paroleine spray compound. Found inside a library book.

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Title

Aromatic Ammonia

Description

A small tin containing 8 ampoules of Vaporole (aromatic ammonia). Instuctions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label.

Identifier

HD/1241

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, tin.

Description

A small tin containing 8 ampoules of Vaporole (aromatic ammonia). Instuctions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label.

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Title

Loch Duich

Date

1979

Identifier

112

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

76 x 122 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description


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Title

Clyde Redevelopment

Description

Abstract

Date

2005

Identifier

384

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

58 x 140 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Abstract

GLA_RCPG_PCF_28.jpg

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Title

A West Highland Shore

Date

20th century

Identifier

141

Rights

© the artist's estate

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Physical Dimensions

69 x 105 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description


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Title

Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan

Description

Coastal landscape with a single standing figure.

Date

20th century

Identifier

82

Rights

© the artist's estate

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

39 x 74 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Coastal landscape with a single standing figure.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_56.jpg

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Title

The Grand Canal, Venice

Date

20th century

Identifier

75

Rights

© the artist's estate

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

74 x 150 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description


GLA_RCPG_PCF_57.jpg

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Title

Tribute to Clydebank (The Stretcher Bearers)

Description

Scene depicting casualties during World War II.

Date

1941

Identifier

78

Rights

© the artist's estate

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

105 x 212 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Scene depicting casualties during World War II.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_103.jpg

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Title

Portrait of Sir Hector Hetherington

Date

20th century

Identifier

490

Rights

© estate of Stanley Cursiter. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

126 x 100 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description


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Title

Lister Carbolic Spray

Description

Lister (1826-1912) used a steam spray such as this one to spray the air in his operating theatre with carbolic acid. Sprays containing measures of carbolic acid were used in Lister's wards between the 1870s and the 1890s.

The maker of this spray was David Marr of 27 Little Queen Street, London, who made many of Lister's instruments. The spray has a grey metal body with a wooden handle attached at one side and a container for the carbolic acid at the other side. Water was boiled in the upper container of the main part of the spray by a spirit lamp in the lower part. The steam produced was emitted across the tube leading into the container of carbolic acid whereupon the steam mixed with the acid.

Implements used by Lister for spraying underwent a steady evolution. Originally an ordinary rubber bulb spray was used, this was then replaced by a large and more cumbersome machine which was mounted on a tripod and manipulated by a long pump handle. Stage three in the development process was the steam spray shown here.

The carbolic acid solution used in the sprays also developed with time, the parts of acid becoming stronger. Lister was aware that the air was a medium for germs and his belief that germs could be destroyed by chemical substances was influenced by the work of Louis Pasteur.

The use of the spraying technique employed by Lister was an important element of the antiseptic ritual of treatment. Lister's success with antiseptic procedures revolutionised the treatment of disease and injuries.

Related Items

The papers of Joseph Lister (RCPSG 11) are held in the College Archives.

The College also holds a pocket case of lancets, bistouries, probes and hooks which belonged to Joseph Lister.

In the Lister room within the College there is a table and a fireplace rescued from the Lister wards of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary when they were demolished in 1924. Lord Lister's graduation gown is also displayed in this room.

The College's art collection includes an etching of Joseph Lister by Wilfred C. Applebey and a print of a portrait of him by T. Hamilton Crawford, as well as a picture of the scene of the demolition of the Lister wards.

Date

c. 1870-1890

Identifier

2003/174

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 24.8 cm

Materials

Glass; metal; rubber; wood

Description

Lister (1826-1912) used a steam spray such as this one to spray the air in his operating theatre with carbolic acid. Sprays containing measures of carbolic acid were used in Lister's wards between the 1870s and the 1890s.

The maker of this spray was David Marr of 27 Little Queen Street, London, who made many of Lister's instruments. The spray has a grey metal body with a wooden handle attached at one side and a container for the carbolic acid at the other side. Water was boiled in the upper container of the main part of the spray by a spirit lamp in the lower part. The steam produced was emitted across the tube leading into the container of carbolic acid whereupon the steam mixed with the acid.

Implements used by Lister for spraying underwent a steady evolution. Originally an ordinary rubber bulb spray was used, this was then replaced by a large and more cumbersome machine which was mounted on a tripod and manipulated by a long pump handle. Stage three in the development process was the steam spray shown here.

The carbolic acid solution used in the sprays also developed with time, the parts of acid becoming stronger. Lister was aware that the air was a medium for germs and his belief that germs could be destroyed by chemical substances was influenced by the work of Louis Pasteur.

The use of the spraying technique employed by Lister was an important element of the antiseptic ritual of treatment. Lister's success with antiseptic procedures revolutionised the treatment of disease and injuries.

Related Items

The papers of Joseph Lister (RCPSG 11) are held in the College Archives.

The College also holds a pocket case of lancets, bistouries, probes and hooks which belonged to Joseph Lister.

In the Lister room within the College there is a table and a fireplace rescued from the Lister wards of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary when they were demolished in 1924. Lord Lister's graduation gown is also displayed in this room.

The College's art collection includes an etching of Joseph Lister by Wilfred C. Applebey and a print of a portrait of him by T. Hamilton Crawford, as well as a picture of the scene of the demolition of the Lister wards.

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Title

Portrait of Andrew Freeland Fergus 1858-1939 President 1918-1921

Description

Bust-length in a grey suit.

Date

20th century

Identifier

115

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

76 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Bust-length in a grey suit.

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Title

Portrait of William Macewen, CB DCL FRS 1848-1924

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a black suit against a dark background.
Macewen was a surgeon who worked in several hospitals in Glasgow, including the Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary. He was a pioneer of modern brain surgery and developed a number of operating techniques in bone surgery. He was also an early proponent of aseptic procedures in the operating theatre and often had surgical instruments and theatre furniture designed to his own specifications.

Date

20th century

Identifier

91

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

36" x 28"

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a black suit against a dark background.

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Title

Portrait of J. Hogarth Pringle FRCS 1863-1941

Description

Bust-length against a dark background.

Date

20th century

Identifier

95

Rights

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

49 x 39.5 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Bust-length against a dark background.

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Title

Portrait of Thomas J Thomson PRCPSG 1982-1984

Description

Seated three quarter-length in robes.

Date

1984

Identifier

81

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

113 x 93 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three quarter-length in robes.

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Title

Portrait of Professor Norman Mackay, President 1994-1997

Description

Seated three-quarter length, wearing the College robes and the President's badge of office.

Date

20th century

Identifier

117

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

90 x 71 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length, wearing the College robes and the President's badge of office.

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Title

Set of Glass Bubbles

Description

Pictured here is a set of glass bubbles held within a wooden case with an interior green velvet lining. Made by the instrument makers Gardner & Son, these bubbles were used to brew spirits. As seen on the label of the box, the bubbles would have been used to hold spirits of different strengths, from very weak to very strong.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/157

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 8.7 cm

Materials

Glass; wood

Description

Pictured here is a set of glass bubbles held within a wooden case with an interior green velvet lining. Made by the instrument makers Gardner & Son, these bubbles were used to brew spirits. As seen on the label of the box, the bubbles would have been used to hold spirits of different strengths, from very weak to very strong.

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Title

Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer

Description

Thomas Reid's portable ophthalmometer, glass and metal, in leather-covered case, c 1890s.

Thomas Reid was an ophthalmologist in Glasgow during the late 1800s. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1857 and was a pupil of the famous ophthalmologist, William Mackenzie. Reid designed this instrument to measure the curvature of the central area of the cornea. It was presented to the Royal Society of London in 1893, and the paper was communicated by Lord Kelvin.

Date

1890s

Identifier

2003/77.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Description

Thomas Reid's portable ophthalmometer, glass and metal, in leather-covered case, c 1890s.

Thomas Reid was an ophthalmologist in Glasgow during the late 1800s. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1857 and was a pupil of the famous ophthalmologist, William Mackenzie. Reid designed this instrument to measure the curvature of the central area of the cornea. It was presented to the Royal Society of London in 1893, and the paper was communicated by Lord Kelvin.

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Title

ENT Examination Chair

Description

This chair for clinical examination and operative procedures was made by Mayer and Meltzer sometime in the 1890s. It was commissioned by Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and was constructed to a design of the leading London laryngologist, Sir Morell Mackenzie. The high back with its adjustable head rest is at right angles to the seat, forcing the occupant to maintain a very upright posture.

There is only one armrest, on the left, and the seat's central portion can rotate. All these features facilitate certain otolaryngological procedures. All examination was done using reflected light, the examiner looking down the centre of the beam created by a circular concave mirror via a central hole in the mirror. A lamp was placed slightly behind and to the left of the chair back, with the surgeon, seated, facing the patient.

The chair was later used by Adam Brown Kelly's son, Derek, (d.2002) who was also an E.N.T. surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

Date

c. 1890

Identifier

2000/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 122 cm

Materials

Wood, leather, velvet, and metal.

Description

This chair for clinical examination and operative procedures was made by Mayer and Meltzer sometime in the 1890s. It was commissioned by Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and was constructed to a design of the leading London laryngologist, Sir Morell Mackenzie. The high back with its adjustable head rest is at right angles to the seat, forcing the occupant to maintain a very upright posture.

There is only one armrest, on the left, and the seat's central portion can rotate. All these features facilitate certain otolaryngological procedures. All examination was done using reflected light, the examiner looking down the centre of the beam created by a circular concave mirror via a central hole in the mirror. A lamp was placed slightly behind and to the left of the chair back, with the surgeon, seated, facing the patient.

The chair was later used by Adam Brown Kelly's son, Derek, (d.2002) who was also an E.N.T. surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

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Title

Uterine Sound

Description

Uterine sound, metal.

The uterine sound is a gynaecological instrument, still in use today, for determining the length and direction of the female cervical canal and uterus. The sound pictured here is metal and has small granulations for taking measurements.

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/263

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine sound, metal.

The uterine sound is a gynaecological instrument, still in use today, for determining the length and direction of the female cervical canal and uterus. The sound pictured here is metal and has small granulations for taking measurements.

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Title

Catgut

Description

Small glass jar containing Merson's catgut

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/9.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H: 7.3 cm

Materials

Glass, plastic

Description

Small glass jar containing Merson's catgut

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Title

Silkworm Gut Suture

Description

Glass tube containing sterile silkworm gut sutures, manufactured by Merson's of Edinburgh

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/9.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

L: 18.2 cm

Materials

Glass, cardboard

Description

Glass tube containing sterile silkworm gut sutures, manufactured by Merson's of Edinburgh

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Title

Dental Hypodermic Syringe

Description

Syringe with attachments for sterilisation, and 1 vial of needles, a tube of needle lubrication and instructions. Presented in cardboard box.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

HD/69

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Syringe with attachments for sterilisation, and 1 vial of needles, a tube of needle lubrication and instructions. Presented in cardboard box.


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Title

Pituitary Extract

Description

Cardboard box containing 6 ampoules of pituitary extract

Date

c. 1946

Identifier

2018/9.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8 x 6 x 1.8 cm

Materials

Cardboard, glass.

Description

Cardboard box containing 6 ampoules of pituitary extract

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Title

Mentasol Chlorophyll Green Toothpaste

Description

Mentasol Green Chlorophyll Toothpaste used for cleaning teeth.

Date

c. 1940

Identifier

HD/55

Description

Mentasol Green Chlorophyll Toothpaste used for cleaning teeth.

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Title

Pean's Artery Forceps

Description

Pean's artery forceps, metal, c 1930s.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1996/2.17.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Pean's artery forceps, metal, c 1930s.

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Title

Barograph

Description

Clockwork mechanism contained in a glazed mahogany case with graph drawer at base. With plaque inscribed "In memory of James Paton Boyd MB FFPSG."

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height = 23 cm; Width = 37 cm; Depth = 23 cm

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

Clockwork mechanism contained in a glazed mahogany case with graph drawer at base. With plaque inscribed "In memory of James Paton Boyd MB FFPSG."

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Title

Pethidine Hydrochloride Ampoules

Description

Box containing 5 ampules of Pethidine Hydrochloride analgesic, manufactured by Roche

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/9.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9 x 3 x 6.5 cm

Materials

Cardboard, glass.

Description

Box containing 5 ampules of Pethidine Hydrochloride analgesic, manufactured by Roche

HD 1000_orthodontic pliers red 3.jpg

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Title

Orthodontic Pliers

Description

Standard tool used to make orthodontic appliances.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

HD/1000

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Standard tool used to make orthodontic appliances.

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Title

Head Mirror

Description

Forehead mirror, glass and metal with fabric headband.

It is uncommon to see head mirrors such as this in medicine today. However, during the 1900s, head mirrors were essential for general practitioners and ENT surgeons when examining a patient. The mirror would reflect light on the environment and focus it on the area of the patient that the practitioner was examining.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1999/3.3.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 9 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, and fabric.

Description

Forehead mirror, glass and metal with fabric headband.

It is uncommon to see head mirrors such as this in medicine today. However, during the 1900s, head mirrors were essential for general practitioners and ENT surgeons when examining a patient. The mirror would reflect light on the environment and focus it on the area of the patient that the practitioner was examining.

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Title

Plaster Cutter

Description

Plaster cutter, metal, 20th century.

This metal plaster cutter was manufactured by the Zimmer Manufacturing Company, now known today as Zimmer Biomet. The company was set up in 1927 by Justin O. Zimmer to produce medical splints. Today, plaster casts can be removed using an automatic cast saw.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

1997/3.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 32 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Plaster cutter, metal, 20th century.

This metal plaster cutter was manufactured by the Zimmer Manufacturing Company, now known today as Zimmer Biomet. The company was set up in 1927 by Justin O. Zimmer to produce medical splints. Today, plaster casts can be removed using an automatic cast saw.

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Title

Kerr's Tapered Canal Reamers

Description

4 assorted alloy handles used in root canal treatment.

Pictured here is a box of tapered canal reamers, used by dentists during a root canal treatment.

Date

c. 1919

Identifier

HD/98

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

4 assorted alloy handles used in root canal treatment.

Pictured here is a box of tapered canal reamers, used by dentists during a root canal treatment.

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Title

Microscope in wooden box

Description

Probably an E. Leitz brass monocular microscope, focusing by rack and pinion; the box is by a different manufacturer, Millikin and Lawley, possibly suppliers of the microscope; one part of the microscope is by a different manufacturer, Bulloch of Chicago.

Inscription: E. Leitz; Wetzlar; No. 83091; BULLOCH Water immersion CHICAGO; MILLIKIN & LAWLEY 165 STRAND LONDON W.O.C.

Date

1890-1900s

Identifier

2003/18

Coverage

Germany
Chicago, USA
London, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 32 cm

Materials

Brass, glass, wood

Description

Probably an E. Leitz brass monocular microscope, focusing by rack and pinion; the box is by a different manufacturer, Millikin and Lawley, possibly suppliers of the microscope; one part of the microscope is by a different manufacturer, Bulloch of Chicago.

Inscription: E. Leitz; Wetzlar; No. 83091; BULLOCH Water immersion CHICAGO; MILLIKIN & LAWLEY 165 STRAND LONDON W.O.C.

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Title

Morton-Pattern Ophthalmoscope

Description

Cased, but with detachable handle missing. Case covered with faux black leather, with internal blue silk and velvet lining. Lid internally padded with blue silk and base fitted with internal recesses for the ophthalmoscope and handle, lined in blue velvet. No markings.

Andrew Stanford Morton was an ophthalmic surgeon during the late 1800s, and is most well-known for his adaptation to the ophthalmoscope, the Morton-Pattern ophthalmoscope. This design of ophthalmoscope would later be improved by the introduction of batteries to power the light source, known as the Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

15.8 x 6.8 x 3.6 cm

Materials

Wood, silk, velvet, and metal.

Description

Cased, but with detachable handle missing. Case covered with faux black leather, with internal blue silk and velvet lining. Lid internally padded with blue silk and base fitted with internal recesses for the ophthalmoscope and handle, lined in blue velvet. No markings.

Andrew Stanford Morton was an ophthalmic surgeon during the late 1800s, and is most well-known for his adaptation to the ophthalmoscope, the Morton-Pattern ophthalmoscope. This design of ophthalmoscope would later be improved by the introduction of batteries to power the light source, known as the Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope.

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Title

Nylon Ligature

Description

Glass ampoule containing Armour's sterilized surgical ligature and curved needle

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/17.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9 x 6 x 1 cm

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass ampoule containing Armour's sterilized surgical ligature and curved needle

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Title

The Birds of America

Description

The birds of America : from original drawings / by John James Audubon, Fellow of the Royal Societies of London & Edinburgh and of the Linnean & Zoological Societies of London[,] Member of the Natural History Society of Paris, of the Lyceum of New York, &c. &c. &c.
This book was published over an eleven year period, 1827-1838. Fewer than 200 sets of the four volumes were printed. There are 435 prints in a complete set. The College paid £48 in 1838 for its half set of prints 1-200, probably purchased second-hand after the original subscriber defaulted. The prints were engraved and coloured in Edinburgh and London, under Audubon’s supervision, from his original paintings and drawings now held by the New York Historical Society.
Although he portrayed the birds in lifelike poses, all were dead when painted. He shot the specimens himself then arranged them with wires on a firm base. The book is double elephant folio in size to allow depiction of the birds life-sized, in their natural habitat and to be viewed from eye level.
John James Audubon was born as Jean Rabin in Haiti in 1785, the son of a French naval officer, Lieutenant Jean Audubon and his mistress, Jeanne Rabin, a Creole woman who died later that year. When John was four years old his father took him back to France and he was formally adopted into the Audubon family.
He was sent to his father’s small estate near Philadelphia in 1805, perhaps to avoid conscription in Napoleon’s army, and it was here he began to study and illustrate American birds. This was to be the major work of his life, and is one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.

Creator

Audubon, Lucy Green Bakewell, 1788-1874.
Lizars, W. H. (William Home), 1788-1859.
Havell, Robert, 1793-1878.
Havell, Robert, d. 1832.

Date

1827-1834

Identifier

Bookstore AUD [oversize]

Publisher

Published by the author

Coverage

London
Edinburgh

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 100 cm

Description

The birds of America : from original drawings / by John James Audubon, Fellow of the Royal Societies of London & Edinburgh and of the Linnean & Zoological Societies of London[,] Member of the Natural History Society of Paris, of the Lyceum of New York, &c. &c. &c.

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Title

Cambridge Portable Cardiograph

Description

A cardiograph is a medical device that measures the activity of the human heart, e.g. the heart rate. This portable cardiograph was manufactured by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company Ltd., and is held within a leather suitcase. Electrodes would have been placed on the chest wall at the level of the heart, as well as the standard pulse locations, which would measure the heart rate of the patient.

This particular device was formerly owned by Dr. R.G. Lendrum.

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2015/235

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal; wood

Description

A cardiograph is a medical device that measures the activity of the human heart, e.g. the heart rate. This portable cardiograph was manufactured by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company Ltd., and is held within a leather suitcase. Electrodes would have been placed on the chest wall at the level of the heart, as well as the standard pulse locations, which would measure the heart rate of the patient.

This particular device was formerly owned by Dr. R.G. Lendrum.

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Child Schimmelbusch Inhaler

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for a child.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for a child.

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Title

Adult Schimmelbusch Inhaler

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for an adult.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for an adult.

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AMBU Resuscitator

Description

AMBU Resuscitator. Consists of inflatable face mask, one-way plastic and metal valve, and large red rubber self-filling bag. Also known as a BVM or "Bag valve mask".

"Reuben" refers to Henning Reuben, the Danish anaesthetist who developed the device with his German partner in 1953. Marketed from 1956 onwards.

Date

c. 1960-1970

Identifier

2010/1.17

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Physical Dimensions

6000x4000

Materials

36 x 14 cm

Description

AMBU Resuscitator. Consists of inflatable face mask, one-way plastic and metal valve, and large red rubber self-filling bag. Also known as a BVM or "Bag valve mask".

"Reuben" refers to Henning Reuben, the Danish anaesthetist who developed the device with his German partner in 1953. Marketed from 1956 onwards.

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AMBU Suction Pump

Description

AMBU Suction Pump --- "Minipump". Foot operated bellows and suction receiver contained in a metal base and frame. Complete with instruction leaflet. The frame consists of a heavy green-painted baseplate and chrome plated carrying handle/support. Bellows constructed from black corrugated rubber and internal stainless steel spring. Receiver body made of clear hard plastic. Receiver superstructure constructed of black rubber.

Date

c. 1960-1970

Identifier

2010/1.16

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Physical Dimensions

Frame/baseplate: 17 x 19 x 10 cm
Receiver: 10.1 x 7.9 cm
Receiver superstructure: 3 x 8 cm
Bellows: 12 x 10 cm

Materials

rubber, metal, plastic

Description

AMBU Suction Pump --- "Minipump". Foot operated bellows and suction receiver contained in a metal base and frame. Complete with instruction leaflet. The frame consists of a heavy green-painted baseplate and chrome plated carrying handle/support. Bellows constructed from black corrugated rubber and internal stainless steel spring. Receiver body made of clear hard plastic. Receiver superstructure constructed of black rubber.

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Jackson Focus X-ray Tube

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Designed by Professor Herbert Jackson of King's College, London in 1894, for experiments with cathode rays, this type of tube was found to be ideal as a means of generating X-rays, following their discovery by Roentgen in 1895.

The cathode is made of aluminium and 'dished' to focus the electron beam emanating from it onto the so-called anti-cathode or anode. This is formed from a small piece of platinum set at an angle of 45 degrees to the axis of the tube, to direct the beam of cathode rays (and X-rays) through the side of the tube for convenience in use. The centre of the anode has become perforated due to bombardment by electrons.

This would have destroyed the effectiveness of the tube; a common problem because of the thinness of the platinum used. Although the tube was not designed for the production of X-rays, the focussed beam of X-rays originating from a point source made it ideal for X-ray photography, giving much sharper images than had been produced hitherto, and heralding the beginning of clinical radiology. Some three months after Roentgen's discovery in November 1895, Professor Salvioni of Perugia produced a device consisting of a fluoroscopic screen and a Jackson tube which he called a Cryptoscope. Dr John Macintyre in Glasgow and others recognised the value of this apparatus in examining patients and they were used in clinical practice within a few months.

In such gas tubes with a partial vacuum, use of the tube caused the vacuum to be increased, so-called 'hardening of the tube', reducing the current passing through it, and the output of X-rays. To overcome this difficulty, various means of introducing gas into the tube were developed. A small quantity of potassium hydroxide, or iron covered with sealing wax, was heated in the side arm of the tube releasing a little gas and thus reducing the vacuum. It was good practice in those days to have several tubes of differing 'hardness' available for different clinical applications.

This particular tube was used by Dr John Macintyre in the first functioning Radiology Department in the U.K. in the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow. It was manufactured by C.H.F. Muller of Hamburg to Dr Macintyre's specification. (Information supplied by G.R. Sutherland, FRCP Glasg).

Date

c. 1895

Identifier

2018.11.1

Description

Designed by Professor Herbert Jackson of King's College, London in 1894, for experiments with cathode rays, this type of tube was found to be ideal as a means of generating X-rays, following their discovery by Roentgen in 1895.

The cathode is made of aluminium and 'dished' to focus the electron beam emanating from it onto the so-called anti-cathode or anode. This is formed from a small piece of platinum set at an angle of 45 degrees to the axis of the tube, to direct the beam of cathode rays (and X-rays) through the side of the tube for convenience in use. The centre of the anode has become perforated due to bombardment by electrons.

This would have destroyed the effectiveness of the tube; a common problem because of the thinness of the platinum used. Although the tube was not designed for the production of X-rays, the focussed beam of X-rays originating from a point source made it ideal for X-ray photography, giving much sharper images than had been produced hitherto, and heralding the beginning of clinical radiology. Some three months after Roentgen's discovery in November 1895, Professor Salvioni of Perugia produced a device consisting of a fluoroscopic screen and a Jackson tube which he called a Cryptoscope. Dr John Macintyre in Glasgow and others recognised the value of this apparatus in examining patients and they were used in clinical practice within a few months.

In such gas tubes with a partial vacuum, use of the tube caused the vacuum to be increased, so-called 'hardening of the tube', reducing the current passing through it, and the output of X-rays. To overcome this difficulty, various means of introducing gas into the tube were developed. A small quantity of potassium hydroxide, or iron covered with sealing wax, was heated in the side arm of the tube releasing a little gas and thus reducing the vacuum. It was good practice in those days to have several tubes of differing 'hardness' available for different clinical applications.

This particular tube was used by Dr John Macintyre in the first functioning Radiology Department in the U.K. in the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow. It was manufactured by C.H.F. Muller of Hamburg to Dr Macintyre's specification. (Information supplied by G.R. Sutherland, FRCP Glasg).

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Worth's Amblyoscope

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Worth's amblyoscope, metal, c 1890s.

An amblyoscope is an ophthalmic device that is used to measure the angle of squint in the eye and develop the fusion faculty of the patient. The fusion faculty is the ability of the brain to fuse images from both eyes into one. Small pictures are placed in the two slides of the amblyoscope and moved closer or further apart to determine at which angle the squint fuses the images into one.

Date

c. 1890s

Identifier

2003/77.59

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 15 cm

Materials

Metal, glass, and card.

Description

Worth's amblyoscope, metal, c 1890s.

An amblyoscope is an ophthalmic device that is used to measure the angle of squint in the eye and develop the fusion faculty of the patient. The fusion faculty is the ability of the brain to fuse images from both eyes into one. Small pictures are placed in the two slides of the amblyoscope and moved closer or further apart to determine at which angle the squint fuses the images into one.

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War Office First Field Dressing

Description

Two first field dressings, c 1900-c 1905.

The instructions read as follows:

"Tear black thread in centre of long stitch. Apply first, Wool Pad; second, Gauze; third, Waterproof. Fasten lightly with Bandage and Pins. If two wounds, put Pad on one, Gauze on other, and divide Waterproof."

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/102.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 11 cm

Materials

Cloth

Description

Two first field dressings, c 1900-c 1905.

The instructions read as follows:

"Tear black thread in centre of long stitch. Apply first, Wool Pad; second, Gauze; third, Waterproof. Fasten lightly with Bandage and Pins. If two wounds, put Pad on one, Gauze on other, and divide Waterproof."

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Title

Dettol Bottle

Description

Dettol bottle (half full) with label of George NK Murray

Creator

George N. K. Murray; Chemist

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/9.12

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Physical Dimensions

H; 21 cm

Materials

Glass, cork.

Description

Dettol bottle (half full) with label of George NK Murray

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Antiseptic Cream

Description

Squeeze bottle of Dettol antiseptic cream, with cardboard box & leaflet.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/9.11

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Physical Dimensions

4.5 x 4.7 x 14.7 cm

Materials

Cardboard, plastic.

Description

Squeeze bottle of Dettol antiseptic cream, with cardboard box & leaflet.

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Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler

Description

This inhaler was originally invented by Dr. Nelson in the 1860s, however the model pictured here dates from the 1930s. The instrument was used to treat several chest conditions, including influenza and the common cold. Boiling water would have been placed in the vessel and the patient would inhale the steam through a mouthpiece to relieve symptoms. This inhaler is still in use today.

Date

c. 1930-1940s

Identifier

2000/3.76

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Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm

Materials

Earthenware

Description

This inhaler was originally invented by Dr. Nelson in the 1860s, however the model pictured here dates from the 1930s. The instrument was used to treat several chest conditions, including influenza and the common cold. Boiling water would have been placed in the vessel and the patient would inhale the steam through a mouthpiece to relieve symptoms. This inhaler is still in use today.

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Old Town's Hospital, Glasgow

Description

Old Towns Hospital and Residence of Robert Cleghorn Esq., by Thomas Fairbarin. Lithograph by Miller & Buchanan.

Date

1849

Identifier

190

Contributor

Miller, Robert
Buchanan, David S.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

paper

Physical Dimensions

44 x 56 cm

Description

Old Towns Hospital and Residence of Robert Cleghorn Esq., by Thomas Fairbarin. Lithograph by Miller & Buchanan.

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Old Tombs, Glasgow Cathedral

Description

Lithograph illustration of the tombs in the churchyard of Glasgow Cathedral. The tomb of Peter Lowe is included, but only the names of John and James Lowe are visible.

Date

19th century

Identifier

288

Contributor

Miller, Robert
Buchanan, David S.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

paper

Physical Dimensions

44 x 55 cm

Description

Lithograph illustration of the tombs in the churchyard of Glasgow Cathedral. The tomb of Peter Lowe is included, but only the names of John and James Lowe are visible.

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Harbour Scene

Description

Scene of an area known as the Lodberrie in Lerwick.

Date

20th century

Identifier

128

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

106 x 168 cm

Materials

Oil on board

Description

Scene of an area known as the Lodberrie in Lerwick.

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Diana, Princess of Wales

Description

Portrait of Princess Diana reclining in bed. Commissioned by the College and exhibited in the Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London 1987. Diana was an Honorary Fellow and Patron of the College.

Date

1986

Identifier

28

Rights

© the artist / Bridgeman Images

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

112 x 88 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of Princess Diana reclining in bed. Commissioned by the College and exhibited in the Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London 1987. Diana was an Honorary Fellow and Patron of the College.

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Portrait of Robert Hume PRCPSG 1990-1992

Description

Seated half-length portrait of Hume wearing robes.

Date

20th century

Identifier

54

Rights

© the artist / Bridgeman Images

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Physical Dimensions

75 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length portrait of Hume wearing robes.

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Summer Blossom

Description

Still life of various flowers in vases arranged on a table.

Date

20th century

Identifier

125

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

88 x 103 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of various flowers in vases arranged on a table.

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Poppies and Cornflowers

Description

Still life of flowers in four blue/white vases.

Date

20th century

Identifier

124

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

73 x 98 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of flowers in four blue/white vases.

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Temporary Arrangement

Description

Still life of objects arranged on a table.

Date

21st century

Identifier

493

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

33.4 x 27.2 cm

Materials

Acrylic on canvas

Description

Still life of objects arranged on a table.

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Winter, West Shore Pittenweem

Description

Townscape of Pittenweem in a distressed ivory frame.

Date

21st century

Identifier

494

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

20 x 30 cm

Materials

Acrylic on canvas

Description

Townscape of Pittenweem in a distressed ivory frame.

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Portrait of Mr Douglas H Clark, President 1980-1982

Description

Seated half-length in a blue jacket against a blue background.

Date

c. 1980

Identifier

40

Rights

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

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Physical Dimensions

97 x 94 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in a blue jacket against a blue background.

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Portrait of Professor Archibald Young, President 1935-1937

Description

Seated half-length in a grey suit. Archibald Young was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1924–1939. This painting is the second portrait of Young painted by James Gunn. The first portrait, which was presented to Young in 1939, is now part of the University of Glasgow collection.

Date

20th century

Identifier

79

Rights

© estate of the artist

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Physical Dimensions

74.5 x 63 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in a grey suit. Archibald Young was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1924–1939. This painting is the second portrait of Young painted by James Gunn. The first portrait, which was presented to Young in 1939, is now part of the University of Glasgow collection.

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Balcony

Description

Abstract view from a balcony.

Date

20th century

Identifier

114

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

44 x 122 cm

Materials

Oil on board

Description

Abstract view from a balcony.

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Portrait of Sir Donald Campbell, President 1992-1994

Description

Bust-length in a grey suit wearing the President's badge of office.

Date

20th century

Identifier

116

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

89 x 74 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Bust-length in a grey suit wearing the President's badge of office.

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Portrait of Alexander Duncan 1833-1921, Secretary and Librarian 1865-1921

Description

Half-length portrait of Alexander Duncan wearing a black coat and holding a book.

Date

1902

Identifier

34

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

180 x 110 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Half-length portrait of Alexander Duncan wearing a black coat and holding a book.

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Portrait of Alexander Duncan BA LLD

Description

Seated half-length in a black coat.
Signed and dated. Wooden plaque reads:"Presented to Alexander Duncan BA LLD Secretary and Librarian to the FPSG by the Fellows of the Faculty as a token of esteem and in recognition of faithful services for a period of more than 37 yrs."

Date

1902

Identifier

113

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

75 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in a black coat.
Signed and dated. Wooden plaque reads:"Presented to Alexander Duncan BA LLD Secretary and Librarian to the FPSG by the Fellows of the Faculty as a token of esteem and in recognition of faithful services for a period of more than 37 yrs."

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Portrait of Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843-1928)

Description

Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843–1929), President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1897–1900). Seated half-length against a dark background.

Date

20th century

Identifier

94

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Physical Dimensions

95 x 89 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843–1929), President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1897–1900). Seated half-length against a dark background.

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Bamburgh Castle

Description

View of Bamburgh Castle with storm-tossed waves in the foreground.

Date

20th century

Identifier

47

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

110 x 120 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

View of Bamburgh Castle with storm-tossed waves in the foreground.

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Portrait of Alexander MacGregor

Description

Seated half-length in a blue suit against a curtained background.

Date

20th century

Identifier

229

Rights

© the artist's estate

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Physical Dimensions

55 x 42 cm

Materials

Print

Description

Seated half-length in a blue suit against a curtained background.

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In the Shade, Gigondas, Provence

Description

Street scene with a yellow building.

Date

2002

Identifier

303

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

87 x 97 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Street scene with a yellow building.

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Portrait of Ian A McGregor, PRCPSG 1984-1986

Description

Seated half-length with a bookcase in the background.

Date

1986

Identifier

42

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

64 x 53 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length with a bookcase in the background.

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Title

In the Academy Square

Description

Depicts monument to Sir James Wylie Bt., MD which is situated in the square of the Military Medical Academy Hospital, St Petersburg.

Date

April 2005

Identifier

374

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

58 x 68.5 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Depicts monument to Sir James Wylie Bt., MD which is situated in the square of the Military Medical Academy Hospital, St Petersburg.

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Portrait of John Freeland Fergus 1865-1943

Description

Seated three-quarter length by a desk.

Date

20th century

Identifier

108

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Physical Dimensions

42" x 34"

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length by a desk.

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Portrait of Roy Frew Young (1879-1948)

Description

Roy Frew Young (1879–1948), President of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1940–1942). Seated half-length in a grey suit.
Roy Frew Young was educated at Glasgow Academy and graduated in arts and medicine at Cambridge. He held a number of surgical posts in hospitals throughout the west of Scotland, including an early resident post under Sir George Beatson at the Western Infirmary. He served in France with the RAMC during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross.

Young served on the Council of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons for eleven years and was President from 1940-1942. This portrait was commissioned by Young's house surgeons and assistants.

Date

20th century

Identifier

104

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

38" x 30"

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Roy Frew Young (1879–1948), President of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1940–1942). Seated half-length in a grey suit.

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Title

Portrait of Hugh Miller 1812-1879 Licentiate 1835 and Fellow 1860

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a dark suit.

Date

19th century

Identifier

194

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a dark suit.

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Title

Blue Bathed Berth

Description

Seascape with two fishing boats.

Date

1993

Identifier

70

Rights

© the artist's estate

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

36.5 x 54 cm

Materials

Mixed media

Description

Seascape with two fishing boats.

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Title

Sweet Peas

Description

Still life of sweet peas.

Date

20th century

Identifier

32

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

59.5 x 33.5 cm

Materials

Oil on board

Description

Still life of sweet peas.

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Title

Trilene Inhaler

Description

Trilene (trichloroethylene) anaesthetic inhaler for hand-held, self-administered pain relief in midwifery and obstetrics. Includes instruction leaflet, rubber face mask and key for adjusting output. This was the first vaporiser manufcatured by Cyprane after it was established in 1947. Stored in a brown leather case.

Date

c. mid-1900s

Identifier

2018/17.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20 x 15 x 9.5 cm

Materials

metal, rubber, paper

Description

Trilene (trichloroethylene) anaesthetic inhaler for hand-held, self-administered pain relief in midwifery and obstetrics. Includes instruction leaflet, rubber face mask and key for adjusting output. This was the first vaporiser manufcatured by Cyprane after it was established in 1947. Stored in a brown leather case.

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Title

Pachon Oscillometer

Description

Pachon's oscillometer, in wooden case, c 1930s.

An oscillometer is a medical instrument used to measure oscillations in the bloodstream, particularly oscillations in blood pressure. The arm band is placed over the patient's arm and pumped with air to measure the pressure of blood.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/207

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber, and wood.

Description

Pachon's oscillometer, in wooden case, c 1930s.

An oscillometer is a medical instrument used to measure oscillations in the bloodstream, particularly oscillations in blood pressure. The arm band is placed over the patient's arm and pumped with air to measure the pressure of blood.

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Title

Set of Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

Description

Set of three vaginal speculum in black conical case with hinged lid. Angled opening with flared viewing end made of silvered glass (covered with elastic gum).

Date

c. 1920s

Identifier

2005/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14 x 7.6 cm

Materials

Silvered glass

Description

Set of three vaginal speculum in black conical case with hinged lid. Angled opening with flared viewing end made of silvered glass (covered with elastic gum).


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Title

Gavel casket

Description

Gavel casket made using timber from the former Lister Ward of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (demolished 1924). An illustration of the original GRI building (demolished 1912) carved on the front. The handles on the sides are carved with the emblem and motto of the GRI. Emblem and motto of Clan Jardine carved on the back. Photograph inside the lid of Andrew and William Brown. Box contains hammer from Macewen's theatre (object number 455) and Royal Faculty anniversary gavel (object number 456).

Silver plate on top of box: "Presented to the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on the 29th November, 1949, and to perpetuate the memory of Andrew and William Brown J.P., who as instrument makers to the Royal Infirmary served the great surgeons Lord Lister and Sir William Macewen, by Mr. Andrew Jardine, newphew of Messrs. Brown. This casket is made of timber from the Lister Ward of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Built 1859 - Demolished 1924."

Carving on front of box: Image of the original GRI building; "The original Glasgow Royal Infirmary 1794-1912".

Handles on sides of box: Thistle and serpent emblem of the GRI; "Auspice Caelo".

Carving on back of box: Emblem and motto of Clan Jardine, "Cave Adsum"; "The founder George Jardine, Professor of Logic, Old College Glasgow".

Creator

Hugh Kirkpatrick, Manufacturer

Date

c.1949

Identifier

454

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height = 16 cm; Width = 41.5 cm; Depth = 22 cm.

Materials

wood
silver

Description

Gavel casket made using timber from the former Lister Ward of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (demolished 1924). An illustration of the original GRI building (demolished 1912) carved on the front. The handles on the sides are carved with the emblem and motto of the GRI. Emblem and motto of Clan Jardine carved on the back. Photograph inside the lid of Andrew and William Brown. Box contains hammer from Macewen's theatre (object number 455) and Royal Faculty anniversary gavel (object number 456).

Silver plate on top of box: "Presented to the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on the 29th November, 1949, and to perpetuate the memory of Andrew and William Brown J.P., who as instrument makers to the Royal Infirmary served the great surgeons Lord Lister and Sir William Macewen, by Mr. Andrew Jardine, newphew of Messrs. Brown. This casket is made of timber from the Lister Ward of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Built 1859 - Demolished 1924."

Carving on front of box: Image of the original GRI building; "The original Glasgow Royal Infirmary 1794-1912".

Handles on sides of box: Thistle and serpent emblem of the GRI; "Auspice Caelo".

Carving on back of box: Emblem and motto of Clan Jardine, "Cave Adsum"; "The founder George Jardine, Professor of Logic, Old College Glasgow".

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Title

Royal Faculty 350th Anniversary gavel

Description

Presentation/ceremonial gavel commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Carved decorations featuring elements from the College coat of arms, including the opium poppy, open lancet, Lion Rampant, coat of arms of Glasgow, lamp, open book, serpent, and College motto. On hammer faces: "1599"; "1949".
At top of handle: "Non vivere sed valere vita". The terminal end of the handle is carved in a thistle decoration.

Date

c.1949

Identifier

456

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Physical Dimensions

Length = 29 cm; Width = 12 cm; Depth = 5.5 cm

Materials

wood

Description

Presentation/ceremonial gavel commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Carved decorations featuring elements from the College coat of arms, including the opium poppy, open lancet, Lion Rampant, coat of arms of Glasgow, lamp, open book, serpent, and College motto. On hammer faces: "1599"; "1949".
At top of handle: "Non vivere sed valere vita". The terminal end of the handle is carved in a thistle decoration.

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Title

Portrait of Mr. Colin Mackay President 1997-2000

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

Date

2000

Identifier

269

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

88 x 73 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

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Title

Portrait of James McArthur, PRCPSG 1988-1990

Description

Standing half-length portrait of McArthur wearing college robes.

Date

20th century

Identifier

52

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

88 x 73 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Standing half-length portrait of McArthur wearing college robes.

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Title

Portrait of A. Ross Lorimer, President 2000-2003

Description

Seated, three-quarter length and wearing the President's badge against a red background.

Date

21st century

Identifier

361

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

88 x 73 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated, three-quarter length and wearing the President's badge against a red background.

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Title

Portrait of Professor Arthur C. Kennedy PRCPSG 1986-1988

Description

Seated half-length portrait in robes.

Date

20th century

Identifier

53

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

88 x 74 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length portrait in robes.

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Title

Portrait of Professor T.C. White

Description

Seated half-length wearing college robes.
Professor Thomas Cyril White was born in Falkirk in 1911, the son of a dental supplier. After early schooling in Falkirk and later at Glasgow Academy, he continued his education in the city by training as a dental surgeon. He gained a Licence in Dental Surgery in 1933 and the Triple Qualification of the three Scottish medical colleges in 1935. After qualifying he became a dental anaesthetist in Glasgow. He then, however, concentrated his interest in orthodontics, developing a practice limited to this specialty. When he was asked to return to the Dental School to assist Dr A G Wilson, he took over and began to build up the Orthodontic Department. After a period as consultant to the Western Regional Hospital Board, Dr White was appointed Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Glasgow in 1963.

He maintained strong links with the affairs of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He initiated, along with Professor J Aitchison, the development of a postgraduate qualification in Orthodontics, the first such qualification in the UK. As the dental representative on the College council, Professor White played an important role in promoting the development of the Fellowship in Dental Surgery which was established in 1967. He was convenor of the Dental Council 1972 – 1974.

Professor White died in 1980. In his will he bequeathed the residue of his estate to the College "for the furtherance of postgraduate dental education and research". Over the years this bequest has funded in excess of 300 individual grants, research projects, scholarships etc. in Professor White’s name.

Date

20th century

Identifier

146

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

89 x 74 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length wearing college robes.

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Title

Professor Sir Graham Teasdale, President 2003-2006

Description

Portrait of Professor Sir Graham Teasdale
Together with the late Bryan Jennett (another Fellow of the College), Professor Teasdale developed the Glasgow Coma Scale. Today the GCS is used universally as a tool to assess the conscious state of a patient.

Professor Teasdale served as President of the College between 2003 and 2006, and was awarded a Knighthood for his services to neurosurgery in 2006. He is pictured here wearing the President’s badge over a College tie, and holding his Knight Bachelor’s badge in his left hand.

Date

21st century

Identifier

496

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

88 x 92 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of Professor Sir Graham Teasdale

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Title

Portrait of Alexander Dunlop Anderson MD 1797-1871, President 1852-1855

Description

Half-length portrait of Anderson wearing a black jacket.

Date

1870

Identifier

37

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Physical Dimensions

90 x 70 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Half-length portrait of Anderson wearing a black jacket.

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Title

Portrait of John Gibson Fleming 1809-1879

Description

Seated half-length facing right.

Date

c. 1880

Identifier

111

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Physical Dimensions

75 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length facing right.

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Portrait of James Watson MD 1787-1871, President 1838-41, 1849-52, 1857-60

Description

Seated three-quarter length in President's chair.
James Watson served a record three terms as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons between 1838 and 1860, and became known as “The Father of the Faculty.” He is pictured here seated in the President’s chair, which still resides in the President’s office in College today.

Date

19th century

Identifier

102

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Physical Dimensions

116 x 96 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in President's chair.

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Title

Portrait of John Balmanno MD President 1802-1804, 1812-1814

Description

Seated three-quarter length by a desk. Oil on canvas.
The physician John Balmanno was Visiting Physician to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Glasgow Royal Asylum, and served two terms as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons between 1802 and 1814. Balmanno’s mother was a well-known apothecary in the Trongate in Glasgow.

Creator

MacNee; Sir; Daniel (1806-1882); Artist, RA); Studio of Sir Daniel Macnee (Chrisitie's) or Raeburn; Sir; Henry (1756-1823); Artist (Gibson, 1983)

Date

19th century

Identifier

38

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Physical Dimensions

125 x 100 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length by a desk. Oil on canvas.

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Title

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Equipment

Description

Nitrous oxide-oxygen equipment, metal and rubber, c 1910.

Pictured here is a nitrous oxide/oxygen apparatus most likely used for the administration of anaesthesia/analgesia. It was manufactured by McKesson Equipment Co.

Date

c. 1910

Identifier

2003/68

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 40 cm

Materials

Metal and rubber

Description

Nitrous oxide-oxygen equipment, metal and rubber, c 1910.

Pictured here is a nitrous oxide/oxygen apparatus most likely used for the administration of anaesthesia/analgesia. It was manufactured by McKesson Equipment Co.

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Title

Stare

Description

Study of a head of a hare.

Date

2007

Identifier

505

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

89 x 59 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Study of a head of a hare.

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Portrait of George Stevenson Middleton 1853-1928 Honorary Fellow 1926

Description

Seated three-quarter length in black against a brown background.

Date

20th century

Identifier

134

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Physical Dimensions

109 x 84 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in black against a brown background.

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Title

Knightswood Hospital

Description

Framed painting of Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow, during its time as a geriatric unit. Showing staff, elderly patients, and patient transport buses.

Date

late 20th century

Identifier

2018/18
647

Rights

© The Artist

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Physical Dimensions

83 x 59 cm (framed)

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Framed painting of Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow, during its time as a geriatric unit. Showing staff, elderly patients, and patient transport buses.

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Title

L'Estaque

Description

Landscape of the village L'Estaque, a few miles north of Marseilles.

Date

20th century

Identifier

23

Rights

© John Maclauchlan Milne, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London

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Physical Dimensions

88 x 107 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Landscape of the village L'Estaque, a few miles north of Marseilles.

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Portrait of J H Wright, PRCPSGlasg 1960-1962

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

Date

1963

Identifier

41

Rights

© the artist's estate

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Physical Dimensions

108 x 88 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

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Title

Portrait of Sir Charles Illingworth, President 1962-1963

Description

Seated half-length in robes against a brown background.
Illingworth was a gastroenterologist who served as President of the College between 1962 and 1964. He also served as Honorary Librarian between 1974 and 1980, and did much throughout his career to promote the medical history of Glasgow. He was created Knight Bachelor in 1961 and appointed Honorary Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland.

Date

20th century

Identifier

43

Rights

© the artist's estate

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Physical Dimensions

74 x 64 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in robes against a brown background.

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Title

Portrait of James Morton MD 1820-1889, President 1886-89

Description

Seated three-quarter length holding a book.

Date

1886

Identifier

133

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

114 x 88 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length holding a book.

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Title

Arisaig and Eigg

Date

1997

Identifier

69

Rights

We are currently unable to display this image due to copyright restrictions

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Physical Dimensions

30 x 34 cm

Materials

Acrylic on board

Description


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Title

Breakers at Cullen

Date

1997

Identifier

68

Rights

We are currently unable to display this image due to copyright restrictions

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Physical Dimensions

29 x 34 cm

Materials

Oil on Board

Description


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Title

Flower Study, Red and White Geraniums

Description

Still life of red and white geraniums on a black background.

Identifier

24

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Physical Dimensions

50 x 40 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of red and white geraniums on a black background.

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Portrait of Professor David Galloway, President 2015-2018

Description

Portrait of Professor Galloway. Three quarter length, seated on the President's chair in his office. "Coastal Scene (Arran From Ayrshire)" by Molly Addis in the background.

Date

2018

Identifier

Object number 648
Accession number 2018/19

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

92 x 119 cm (framed)

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of Professor Galloway. Three quarter length, seated on the President's chair in his office. "Coastal Scene (Arran From Ayrshire)" by Molly Addis in the background.

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Title

Plaster bust of Professor Carl Browning

Description

Plaster bust by Benno Schotz of Professor Carl Hamilton Browning (1881-1972) holder of the Gardiner Chair of Bacteriology at the University of Glasgow from 1919 until 1951. Professor Browning was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the College in 1958.

Date

1950

Identifier

453

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Physical Dimensions

50 x 64 x 30 cm

Materials

Plaster

Description

Plaster bust by Benno Schotz of Professor Carl Hamilton Browning (1881-1972) holder of the Gardiner Chair of Bacteriology at the University of Glasgow from 1919 until 1951. Professor Browning was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the College in 1958.

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Title

A Head Study of Dr T.J. Honeyman

Description

Bronze bust of Dr Tom Honeyman

Date

20th century

Identifier

2015/41
72

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Plinth: 13 x 16 x 16 cm
Head: 33 x 24 x 22 cm.

Materials

Bronze; wood

Description

Bronze bust of Dr Tom Honeyman

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Title

Singer Stitching Instrument

Description

Leather case with velvet lining containing a stitching instrument handle with cotton reel attachment, 4 needles, a cleaner and 3 cotton reels. Presented in original card box.

Although the Singer Corporation is mainly known for their production of sewing machines, there was a period when they provided surgical equipment for suturing.

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.8 cm

Materials

Ebony and metal.

Description

Leather case with velvet lining containing a stitching instrument handle with cotton reel attachment, 4 needles, a cleaner and 3 cotton reels. Presented in original card box.

Although the Singer Corporation is mainly known for their production of sewing machines, there was a period when they provided surgical equipment for suturing.

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Title

Amputation Saw with Detachable Handle

Description

Pictured here is an amputation saw with a detachable handle dating from the 1900s.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/103.14

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.6 cm

Materials

Metal and ebony.

Description

Pictured here is an amputation saw with a detachable handle dating from the 1900s.

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Title

Valve tube

Description

Valve tubes were put in circuit with x-ray tubes of the gas type to suppress the harmful inverse current which was liable to occur with induction coils.
Used in the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unit in a hospital, set up by physician and engineer, Dr John Macintyre. After the discovery of X-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, Macintyre demonstrated the use of X-rays in medicine and went on to set up the radiology department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1896.

Date

c. 1896?

Identifier

2018.11.8

Description

Valve tubes were put in circuit with x-ray tubes of the gas type to suppress the harmful inverse current which was liable to occur with induction coils.

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Title

Farm, Wuddie Law

Description

Abstract landscape.

Date

2000

Identifier

268

Rights

© the artist

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Materials

Oil on board

Description

Abstract landscape.

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Title

'Fairm' Sheds

Description

Abstract landscape.

Date

2000

Identifier

267

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

27 x 27 cm

Materials

Oil on board

Description

Abstract landscape.

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Title

Cherries and Physalis

Description

Still life of fruit in two bowls.

Date

2000

Identifier

266

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

72 x 87 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of fruit in two bowls.

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Title

Portrait of Arthur Henry Jacobs, PRCPSG 1958-1960

Description

Seated half-length in college robes.

Date

1991

Identifier

80

Rights

© the artist's estate

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Physical Dimensions

58 x 48 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in college robes.

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Title

Portrait of W. R. Snodgrass, PRCPSG 1948-1950

Description

Seated bust-length portrait of Snodgrass wearing college robes and President's badge.

Date

20th century

Identifier

51

Rights

© the artist's estate

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

59.5 x 49.5 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated bust-length portrait of Snodgrass wearing college robes and President's badge.

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Title

College Council

Description

Group portrait of college council members.

Date

1999

Identifier

258

Rights

© the artist

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Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Group portrait of college council members.

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Title

Model Bicycle Made by T.C. White

Description

Model bicycle, dental wire, 20th century.

This model bicycle was made by Professor T.C. White, a prominent member of the Dental Council here at the College in the 20th century.

Date

20th century

Identifier

2003/206

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Materials

Dental wire

Description

Model bicycle, dental wire, 20th century.

This model bicycle was made by Professor T.C. White, a prominent member of the Dental Council here at the College in the 20th century.

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Title

Waiting

Description

Black ad white figure standing with his back to the viewer

Date

21st century

Identifier

375

Rights

© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

31 x 19 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Black ad white figure standing with his back to the viewer

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Title

Notes regarding poisoning

Description

Notes regarding poisoning found in Traité de Toxicologie Générale by J. Anglada, Paris, 1835 (Shelf mark QVR ANG). Possibly William Mackenzie's handwriting?

Date

19th century

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/8

Description

Notes regarding poisoning found in Traité de Toxicologie Générale by J. Anglada, Paris, 1835 (Shelf mark QVR ANG). Possibly William Mackenzie's handwriting?

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Title

Sketch of Muscae Volitantes by William Mackenzie

Description

Sketch of muscae volitantes. With instructions for printing "On three separate blocks of wood. Observe the difference of shade in the spots in upper figure." Fig 105-107, page 810.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Paper

Description

Sketch of muscae volitantes. With instructions for printing "On three separate blocks of wood. Observe the difference of shade in the spots in upper figure." Fig 105-107, page 810.

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Title

Sketch of Pterygium by William Mackenzie

Description

Illustration of Pterygium. Similar to Fig 31, page 230.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/2/1

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Materials

Paper

Description

Illustration of Pterygium. Similar to Fig 31, page 230.

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Title

Sketch of Conical Cornea by William Mackenzie

Description

Sketch of Conical Cornea by William Mackenzie, similar to Fig 66, page 558.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/2/2

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Materials

Paper

Description

Sketch of Conical Cornea by William Mackenzie, similar to Fig 66, page 558.

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Title

Horizontal Section of the Eye

Description

Horizontal Section of the Eye, Plate I.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/3

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Materials

Paper

Description

Horizontal Section of the Eye, Plate I.

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Title

Horizontal Section of the Right Eye

Description

Horizontal section of the right eye, watercolour.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/5

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Materials

Paper

Description

Horizontal section of the right eye, watercolour.

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Title

Pritchard-Type Microscope

Description

Pictured is an achromatic microscope manufactured by Andrew Pritchard, an optician and instrument maker of the mid-1800s.

Joseph Jackson Lister, Lord Lister’s father, was a wine merchant with an interest in the study of optics. His creation of a more accurate achromatic lens allowed for higher resolution viewing, and earned himself a fellowship in the Royal Society. Achromatic lenses focus light of different wavelengths in the same plane, hence producing a sharper microscopic image. This development in microscopic technology was truly revolutionary.

Date

c. 1830s

Identifier

2003/26

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Physical Dimensions

Height: 52.3 cm

Materials

Brass; glass

Description

Pictured is an achromatic microscope manufactured by Andrew Pritchard, an optician and instrument maker of the mid-1800s.

Joseph Jackson Lister, Lord Lister’s father, was a wine merchant with an interest in the study of optics. His creation of a more accurate achromatic lens allowed for higher resolution viewing, and earned himself a fellowship in the Royal Society. Achromatic lenses focus light of different wavelengths in the same plane, hence producing a sharper microscopic image. This development in microscopic technology was truly revolutionary.

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Title

Robert Cleghorn (c.1760–1821), MD, Physician to the Glasgow Royal Asylum (1814–1818)

Description

Robert Cleghorn gained his medical education at the University of Edinburgh, taking his MD in 1783. He was one of the first managers of Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the first physician to the Glasgow Asylum for the Insane, now Gartnavel Royal Hospital.
Robert Cleghorn studied medicine in Edinburgh and graduated MD in 1783 moving to Glasgow in 1785. He entered the Faculty (now Royal College) of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1786, becoming its President between 1789 and 1791 and Librarian from October 1792.

He was physician to the poorhouse or Town’s Hospital in Glasgow between 1786 and 1791 and also one of the original managers of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary which opened in 1794. A number of his casebooks from this period are preserved in the College archive. He subsequently (in 1814) became first physician and then a director of the Glasgow Royal Asylum for Lunatics in Dobbie’s Loan.

Date

19th century

Identifier

on loan from Gartnavel Royal Hospital

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Physical Dimensions

74 x 61 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Robert Cleghorn gained his medical education at the University of Edinburgh, taking his MD in 1783. He was one of the first managers of Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the first physician to the Glasgow Asylum for the Insane, now Gartnavel Royal Hospital.

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Title

Horizontal Section of the Right Eye

Description

Horizontal section of the right human eye by T. Wharton Jones. Used in the frontspiece of the 3rd and 4th editions.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/4

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Materials

Paper

Description

Horizontal section of the right human eye by T. Wharton Jones. Used in the frontspiece of the 3rd and 4th editions.

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Title

Eveready Medical Coil

Description

This medical coil was manufactured by the Eveready Battery Company, which is now owned by Energizer. It would have been used to treat skin conditions, such as eczema, via electrical conduction.

Date

c. 1930s-1960s

Identifier

2003/93

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.7 cm

Materials

Length: 16.7 cm

Description

This medical coil was manufactured by the Eveready Battery Company, which is now owned by Energizer. It would have been used to treat skin conditions, such as eczema, via electrical conduction.

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Title

Edridge-Green Colour Blindness Test

Description

Edridge-Green colour blindness test, in leather case, c 1929.

Colour blindness is the inability to distinguish between different colours. It is an inherited condition that usually affects males more than females. This pack of cards would have been used to diagnose this condition and were invented by ophthalmologist, F.W. Edridge-Green.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2003/144

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Physical Dimensions

2003/144

Materials

Card and leather

Description

Edridge-Green colour blindness test, in leather case, c 1929.

Colour blindness is the inability to distinguish between different colours. It is an inherited condition that usually affects males more than females. This pack of cards would have been used to diagnose this condition and were invented by ophthalmologist, F.W. Edridge-Green.

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Title

Schimmelbusch's Collapsible Mask

Description

Schimmelbusch's collapsible mask (adult size). Chrome/nickel plated.

This mask would have been used to administer anaesthesia to a patient. A gauze would be placed within the mask and held down by the grid. The gauze would then be doused in anaesthetic and inhaled by the patient.

Date

c. 1890-1940

Identifier

2007/1.10

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Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch's collapsible mask (adult size). Chrome/nickel plated.

This mask would have been used to administer anaesthesia to a patient. A gauze would be placed within the mask and held down by the grid. The gauze would then be doused in anaesthetic and inhaled by the patient.

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Title

Surgical Kit

Description

Boxed surgical kit, including bow-frame amputation saw, spare saw blade, curved surgical scissors, 2 Liston-type amputation knives, 5 scissor clamps, 2 clamping tweezers, hook, and needles.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2018/17.4

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Physical Dimensions

33 x 11 x 4 cm

Materials

steel, brass, cloth

Description

Boxed surgical kit, including bow-frame amputation saw, spare saw blade, curved surgical scissors, 2 Liston-type amputation knives, 5 scissor clamps, 2 clamping tweezers, hook, and needles.

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Title

Pale Peruvian Bark

Description

Glass bottle containing pale Peruvian bark powder. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Pale Peruvian bark
J. Moncreiff, Apothecary to her Majesty
Edinburgh

Date

early 19th century

Identifier

2003/15.2

Coverage

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing pale Peruvian bark powder. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.10_blistering_plaister_1.jpg

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Title

Blistering plaster

Description

Small, round wooden box labelled as "blistering plaister". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
J. Moncreiff apothecary
to Her Majesty, Edinburgh
Blistering Plaister

Date

early 19th century

Identifier

2003/15.10

Coverage

Edinburgh, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

wood

Description

Small, round wooden box labelled as "blistering plaister". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.3_Gregorys_1.jpg

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Title

Dr Gregory's stomachic powder

Description

Glass bottle containing Dr. Gregrory's stomachic powder. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Dr. Gregory's stomachic powder for indigestion, acidity, heart-burn, irregular bowels &c. Composed of genuine turkey rhubarb, calicned magnesia & Jacmaica giner.
DOSE - A large tea teaspoonful to be taken occasionally in a little water; or New Milk.
Prepared according to the original recipe.
James Harley (from Basildon's Edinr.)
Family & dispensing chemist, 3 James' Sqaure, Crieff

Date

late 19th century

Identifier

2003/15.3

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing Dr. Gregrory's stomachic powder. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.6_sal_volatile_1.jpg

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Title

Spirit of sal volatile

Description

Glass bottle (empty) with printed label. Previously contained spirit of sal volatile (i.e. smelling salts). Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
James Harley, chemist (from H.C. Basildon's Edinr).
Spirit sal volatile
3 James' Square, Crieff

Date

late 19th century

Identifier

2003/15.6

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle (empty) with printed label. Previously contained spirit of sal volatile (i.e. smelling salts). Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.7_antimonial_wine_1.jpg

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Title

Antimonial wine

Description

Glass bottle with a small amount of antimonial wine and stained, printed label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
From the Glasgow Apothecaries' Hall
Antimonial wine
Virginia Street

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.7

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a small amount of antimonial wine and stained, printed label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.8_potash_2.jpg

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Title

Carbonate of Potash

Description

Glass bottle containing potassium carbonate, with partially torn, printed label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Dunc[an, Dand]ie & Newby
[Drug]gists
Car[bonat]e of potash
[Late Dunc]an & Ogilvie
75 High St
Perth

Date

c 1840s-c 1850s

Identifier

2003/15.8

Coverage

Perth, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing potassium carbonate, with partially torn, printed label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.9_roche_whooping_cough_1.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough

Description

Glass bottle containing Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough, with raised lettering on the bottle and remains of a medicine duty stamp. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough
by the King's patent
Value a[bove] [?]
Not exceed[ing]
[Edwar]ds & Son
[Queen V]ictoria St.

Date

c. 1870s-1900s

Identifier

2003/15.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough, with raised lettering on the bottle and remains of a medicine duty stamp. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.12_ipecacuanha_1.jpg

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Title

Powder of Ipecacuanha

Description

Glass bottle with a cloth stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing powder of Ipecacuanha. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie,
Druggists.
75 High Street, Perth
Late Duncan & Ogilvie
Powder of Ipecacuanha

Date

c. 1830s

Identifier

2003/15.12

Coverage

Perth, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a cloth stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing powder of Ipecacuanha. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.16_peppermint_1.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Oil of peppermint

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing oil of peppermint. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie.
Druggists.
75 High Street, Perth
Late Duncan & Ogilvie
Best Oil of Peppermint

Date

c. 1830s

Identifier

2003/15.16

Coverage

Perth, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing oil of peppermint. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.11_jalap_1.jpg

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Title

Powder of jalap

Description

Glass bottle with a cloth stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing powder of jalap. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie,
Druggists.
75 High Street, Perth
Late Duncan & Ogilvie
Powder of Jalap

Date

c. 1830s

Identifier

2003/15.11

Coverage

Perth, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a cloth stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing powder of jalap. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.13_calomel_1.jpg

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Title

Calomel bottle

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopperand printed/handwritten label, containing calomel (mercury(I) chloride). Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
William Gilchrist,
Dispensing Family Chemist
Calomel

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.13

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopperand printed/handwritten label, containing calomel (mercury(I) chloride). Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

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Dublin Core

Title

Gray powder

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing "gray powder". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
William Gilchrist,
Dispensing Family Chemist
Gray Powder

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.14

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing "gray powder". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.15.15_james_powder_1.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

James's powder

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing "James's powder". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.15

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing "James's powder". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.1_paregoric_elixir_1.jpg

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Dublin Core

Title

Paregoric elixir

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing paregoric elixir. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Paregoric elixir. - Poison
Thomas M. Deighton
pharmaceutical chemist, by examination
Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.1

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing paregoric elixir. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.7_sal_volatile_1.jpg

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Title

Spirit of Sal Volatile

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing a small amount of aromatic spirit of sal volatile (i.e. smelling salts). Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Aromatic spirit of sal volatile,
of extra strength and purity.
DOSE - a tea-spoonful, in water or Camphor Julep.
Prepared by Deighton & Smith,
Pharmaceutical Chemists,
High Street, Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.7

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing a small amount of aromatic spirit of sal volatile (i.e. smelling salts). Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.10_tincture_fennel_1.jpg

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Title

Tincture of fennel

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing tincture of fennel. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Tincture of fennel
Deighton & Smith, Pharmaceutical Chemists,
Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.10

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing tincture of fennel. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.14_postassium_1.jpg

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Title

Bicarbonate of Potassium

Description

Glass bottle with a corroded metal lid, containing bicarbonate of potassium. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Bicarbonate of Potass
Alexander Turner
Pharmaceutical chemist,
Buccleuch Street, Dumfries

Date

c 1890s

Publisher

2003/17.14

Coverage

Dumfries, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a corroded metal lid, containing bicarbonate of potassium. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.2_lavender_1.jpg

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Title

Lavender bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing spirit of lavender. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Lavender.
Spirit of Lavender.
Symes & Co.,
Pharmaceutical Chemists
14, Hardman Street, Liverpool

Date

c. 1880s-1890s

Identifier

2003/17.2

Coverage

Liverpool, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing spirit of lavender. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.11_ipecacuanha_1.jpg

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Title

Ipecacuanha wine bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing ipecacuanha wine. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Fleeming & Son, Pharmaceutical Chemists,
Ipecacuanha Wine.
DOSE - Adults, as an Expectorant, five to forty drops; Emetic, three tea-spoonfuls to a table-spoonful and a half.
Children, as an Expectorant, from one to five drops; Emetic, half to three tea-spoonfuls.
Wolverhampton

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.11

Coverage

Wolverhampton, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing ipecacuanha wine. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

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Title

Box of sulphite of zinc

Description

Small, circular container with lid.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth

Date

c. 1840s - 1860s

Identifier

2019/5.5

Coverage

Dundee, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Cardboard

Description

Small, circular container with lid.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth

2019_medicine chest_sulphite.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Box of sulphite of copper

Description

Small, circular container with lid.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth

Date

c. 1840s - 1860s

Identifier

2019/5.6

Coverage

Dundee, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Cardboard

Description

Small, circular container with lid.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth

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Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of calamel and jalap

Description

Glass bottle with stopper, containing calamel and jalap powder.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth. Calamel & Jalap, 1 part of calamel & jalap.

Date

c.1840s - 1860s

Identifier

2019/5.15

Coverage

Dundee, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.5 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass bottle with stopper, containing calamel and jalap powder.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth. Calamel & Jalap, 1 part of calamel & jalap.

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Stoppered glass bottle

Description

Glass bottle with stopper.

Hamilton & Hardie Druggists, 68 High Street, Dundee. [Contents illegible.]

Date

c. 1850s - 1860s

Identifier

2019/5.13

Coverage

Dundee, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.5 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass bottle with stopper.

Hamilton & Hardie Druggists, 68 High Street, Dundee. [Contents illegible.]

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Stoppered glass bottle

Description

Stoppered green glass bottle with ridges.

J. R. MacRossen Chemist, Liq. [illegible] Poison, 19 East High St., Forfar

Date

c. 1890s

Identifier

2019/5.4

Coverage

Forfar, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7 cm long; 3 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Stoppered green glass bottle with ridges.

J. R. MacRossen Chemist, Liq. [illegible] Poison, 19 East High St., Forfar

2019.5.36_strophanthus_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Box of strophanthus tablets

Description

Small, circular cardboard container with lid.

John Jonhston Chemist, 68 East High Street Forfar, Strophanthus tablets m11

Date

c. 1890s-1900s

Identifier

2019/5.36

Coverage

Forfar, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Cardboard

Description

Small, circular cardboard container with lid.

John Jonhston Chemist, 68 East High Street Forfar, Strophanthus tablets m11

2019_medicine chest_boric_2.jpg

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Title

Boric ointment

Description

Small circular container with lid.

The Scottish Drug Depot Limited, Cash price, Dispensing chemists. Boric ointment, Edinburgh and Leith.

Date

c. 1880s - 1900s

Identifier

2019/5.22

Coverage

Edinburgh, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1.5 cm tall; 4.5 cm wide

Materials

Metal

Description

Small circular container with lid.

The Scottish Drug Depot Limited, Cash price, Dispensing chemists. Boric ointment, Edinburgh and Leith.

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of ipecac powder

Description

Glass bottle with stopper, containing ipecac powder.

Date

c. 1820s - 1830s

Identifier

2019/5.16

Coverage

Dundee, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8 cm tall; 2.5 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass bottle with stopper, containing ipecac powder.

2019_medicine chest_laudanum.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of laudanum

Description

Small green bottle

Date

c. 1870s - 1890s

Identifier

2019/5.14

Coverage

Windsor, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.5 cm tall; 1.5 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small green bottle

2003.17.4_nitrite_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Spirit of nitre

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper. Previously contained sweet spirit of nitre. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Sweet spirit of nitre
DOSE - From half to two tea-spoonfuls, in a wine-glassful of water
Prepared by T.M. Deighton, Pharmaceutical Chemist,
From Peter Squire, Chemist to the Queen,
35, High Street, Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.4

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper. Previously contained sweet spirit of nitre. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.8_spirit_of_nitre_1.jpg

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Title

Spirit of Nitre bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper. Previously contained sweet spirit of nitre. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Sweet spirit of nitre
Thomas M. Deighton,
Pharmaceutical Chemist, by Examination
Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.8

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper. Previously contained sweet spirit of nitre. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.9_jamaica_ginger_1.jpg

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Title

Jamaica ginger bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing concentrated essence of Jamaica ginger. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Concentrated essence of Jamaica ginger
This preparation contains in a highly concentrated state, all the valuable medicinal and aromatic properties of the root.
DOSE - One or two tea-spoonfuls in a wine-glassful of water, as occasion requires, or it may be taken in tea, or any other beverage.
Prepared by Thomas M. Deighton,
Pharmaceutical Chemist, by Examination,
From Peter Squire, Chemist to the Queen,
35, High Street, Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.9

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing concentrated essence of Jamaica ginger. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.3_turkey_rhubarb_1.jpg

Details

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Title

Turkey rhubarb bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing turkey rhubarb. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Turkey Rhubarb W.B. Hudson & Son, Chemists and Druggists, 27, Hay Market, London

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.3

Coverage

London, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing turkey rhubarb. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.5_carbonate_soda_1.jpg

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Title

Carbonate of soda

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing carbonate of soda. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Carbonate of soda
W.B. Hudson & Son
Chemists and Druggists
27, Hay Market, London

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.5

Coverage

London, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing carbonate of soda. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.6_magnesia_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Magnesia bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing magnesia powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Magnesia.
W.B. Hudson & Son
Chemists and Druggists
27, Hay Market, London

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.6

Coverage

London, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing magnesia powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

2003.17.12_bark_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tincture of bark

Description

Glass bottle with a glass stopper, containing tincture of bark powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Tincture of Bark
John Ellison, dispensing chemist,
73, Church Street, Liverpool

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.12

Coverage

Liverpool, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a glass stopper, containing tincture of bark powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

1-20-13-3-2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Illustrations of Diseases of Tear Passages

Description

Three illustrations of diseases of the tear passages.

Top: Abscess of the lacrimal sac and mucocele.
Bottom left: Acute dacrocystitis
Bottom right: Fistula lachrymalis.

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/2

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Three illustrations of diseases of the tear passages.

Top: Abscess of the lacrimal sac and mucocele.
Bottom left: Acute dacrocystitis
Bottom right: Fistula lachrymalis.

1-20-13-3-3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Illustrations of Conjunctivitis

Description

Series of illustrations on conjunctivitis.

Top left: Foreign body of the cornea
Top right: Catarrhal ophthalmia

Middle left: Pustular ophthalmia
Middle right: Diphtheritic ophthalmia

Bottom left: Follicular conjunctivitis
Bottom right: Granular ophthalmia

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/3

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22x28.5cm

Description

Series of illustrations on conjunctivitis.

Top left: Foreign body of the cornea
Top right: Catarrhal ophthalmia

Middle left: Pustular ophthalmia
Middle right: Diphtheritic ophthalmia

Bottom left: Follicular conjunctivitis
Bottom right: Granular ophthalmia

1-20-13-3-4.jpg

Details

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Title

Illustration of Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Description

An illustration of a patient with ophthalmia neonatorum.

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/4

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

An illustration of a patient with ophthalmia neonatorum.

1-20-13-3-5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Illustrations of Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Description

A series of illustrations of Ophthalmia Neonatorum.

Top left: Pyramidal cataract and distension of eyeball
Top right: Gonococcus

Middle: Pyramidal cataract

Bottom left: Chemosis of ocular conjunctiva
Bottom right: Necrosis of cornea

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/5

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

A series of illustrations of Ophthalmia Neonatorum.

Top left: Pyramidal cataract and distension of eyeball
Top right: Gonococcus

Middle: Pyramidal cataract

Bottom left: Chemosis of ocular conjunctiva
Bottom right: Necrosis of cornea

1-20-13-3-6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Illustrations of Strumous Conjunctivitis

Description

Two illustrations of patients with Strumous Conjunctivitis.

Top: Pustular ophthalmia

Bottom: Ecstasia corneae

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/6

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Two illustrations of patients with Strumous Conjunctivitis.

Top: Pustular ophthalmia

Bottom: Ecstasia corneae

1-20-13-3-7.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Illustrations of Granular Ophthalmia or Trachoma

Description

Two illustrations of patients with granular ophthalmia or trachoma.

Top: Early stage granular ophthalmia

Bottom: Late stage granular ophthalmia

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/3/13/7

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Two illustrations of patients with granular ophthalmia or trachoma.

Top: Early stage granular ophthalmia

Bottom: Late stage granular ophthalmia

1-20-13-3-8.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Illustrations of Corneal Complications in Conjunctival Diseases

Description

Series of illustrations of corneal complications in conjunctival diseases.

Top left: Phlyctenular ulcer
Top right: Pannus scrofulosus

Middle left: Ulcer corneae
Middle right: Prolapsus iridis

Bottom left: Pannus trachomatosus
Bottom right: Xerophthalmia

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/8

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Series of illustrations of corneal complications in conjunctival diseases.

Top left: Phlyctenular ulcer
Top right: Pannus scrofulosus

Middle left: Ulcer corneae
Middle right: Prolapsus iridis

Bottom left: Pannus trachomatosus
Bottom right: Xerophthalmia

1-20-13-3-9.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Illustrations of Physiognomy in Syphilitic Keratitis

Description

Series of illustrations of patients with Physiognomy in Syphilitic Keratitis.

Top: Depressed bridge of nose

Middle: Eyes which have recovered from interstitial keratitis

Bottom left: Notched teeth
Bottom right: Fissures at angle of mouth

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/9

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Series of illustrations of patients with Physiognomy in Syphilitic Keratitis.

Top: Depressed bridge of nose

Middle: Eyes which have recovered from interstitial keratitis

Bottom left: Notched teeth
Bottom right: Fissures at angle of mouth

RCPSG 10_1A_132_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Letter from A. Tisdall to William Macewen

Description

Details of a patient suicide in 1890, probably at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Creator

A. Tisdall

Date

c. 1897

Identifier

RCPSG 10/1A/132

Description

Details of a patient suicide in 1890, probably at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_70.jpg

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Title

Bulls from the Lascaux Caves

Description

Copy of the cave paintings of bulls from Lascaux, France.

Creator

A.H. Barr

Date

c. 1960

Identifier

33

Rights

© the copyright holder

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

106 x 227 cm

Materials

Oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

Description

Copy of the cave paintings of bulls from Lascaux, France.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_27.jpg

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Title

The Dog and the Doctor

Description

Seated figure with a dog lying at his feet.

Creator

Adam; Joseph Denovan (1842-1896); Artist, RSW, RSA

Date

20th century

Identifier

122

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

64 x 76 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated figure with a dog lying at his feet.

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Title

Alphabetical catalogue of the library of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Description

Alphabetical catalogue of the library of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow : preceded by an index of subjects.

Creator

Alexander Duncan

Date

c. 1885-1901

Description

Alphabetical catalogue of the library of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow : preceded by an index of subjects.

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Title

'Lectures on Surgery delivered by Prof Lister in Glasgow University session 1868-1869.'

Description

Student notes by Alexander Napier on Joseph Lister's lectures on surgery at the University of Glasgow

Creator

Alexander Napier

Date

c. 1868-1869

Identifier

RCPSG 1/20/1/21/1

Description

Student notes by Alexander Napier on Joseph Lister's lectures on surgery at the University of Glasgow

2018.20_asher medal_5.jpg

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Title

Asher Asher Medal in Laryngology and Rhinology

Description

Medal in presentation case, awarded to John S.F. Hutchison in 1942.
Obverse: Globe within laurel wreath, with ship above and arms of Glasgow University below
Reverse: View of entrance to Old College on High Street

Creator

Alexander Scott Ltd., Jewellers & Silversmiths

Date

c. 1942

Identifier

2018/20

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Case = 7.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm

Description

Medal in presentation case, awarded to John S.F. Hutchison in 1942.
Obverse: Globe within laurel wreath, with ship above and arms of Glasgow University below
Reverse: View of entrance to Old College on High Street

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Title

Peter Pan Statue Unveiling at Mearnskirk

Description

This is a video of the unveiling ceremony of the Peter Pan statue that once stood in the grounds of Mearnskirk Hospital. The statue was erected to commemorate the life of Dr John A Wilson, the first superintendent of the hospital. The video also depicts daily life for the staff, patients, and visitors of the hospital.

Creator

Alfred Ellsworth

Date

c. 1949

Description

This is a video of the unveiling ceremony of the Peter Pan statue that once stood in the grounds of Mearnskirk Hospital. The statue was erected to commemorate the life of Dr John A Wilson, the first superintendent of the hospital. The video also depicts daily life for the staff, patients, and visitors of the hospital.

Soldiers and nurses

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Title

Photograph Album - Scottish Women's Hospital

Description

Photograph album compiled by Miss A.J. Allan. Includes photographs relating to Govan Cottage Hospital including one of Dr J. Macewen, the Scottish Women's Hospital, Salonika (the first women's volunteer hospital going from Glasgow to Salonika) and Caldergrove Voluntary Hospital.

Creator

Allan, Annie J. (1888-)

Date

1907-1918

Identifier

RCPSG/74/2

Description

Photograph album compiled by Miss A.J. Allan. Includes photographs relating to Govan Cottage Hospital including one of Dr J. Macewen, the Scottish Women's Hospital, Salonika (the first women's volunteer hospital going from Glasgow to Salonika) and Caldergrove Voluntary Hospital.

2003.218.1_suture_1.jpg

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Title

Silkworm Gut Suture

Description

Silkworm gut suture, in glass tube and cardboard box.

Creator

Allen & Hanburys Ltd

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/218.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 9.7 cm

Materials

Glass, silkworm gut.

Description

Silkworm gut suture, in glass tube and cardboard box.

2003.218.2_suture_1.jpg

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Title

Silkworm Gut Suture

Description

Silkworm gut suture, in glass tube and cardboard box

Creator

Allen & Hanburys Ltd

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/218.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 9.7 cm

Materials

Glass, silkworm gut

Description

Silkworm gut suture, in glass tube and cardboard box

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Title

Nitrate of Amyl Capsules

Description

Tin of amyl nitrate capsules, including user instructions on the label.

Creator

Allen & Hanburys Ltd.

Date

c. unknown

Identifier

HD/1120

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal, glass

Description

Tin of amyl nitrate capsules, including user instructions on the label.

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Title

Dental Floss

Description

12 yards of waxed floss silk, on a wooden reel in a cardboard box.

Creator

Amalgamated Dental Company Ltd

Date

c. 1930

Identifier

2005/8.35

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Silk

Description

12 yards of waxed floss silk, on a wooden reel in a cardboard box.

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Title

Les Oeuvres de Ambroise Paré

Description


Les Oeuvvres d'Ambroise Paré, conseiller, et premier chirvrgien dv roy. Corrigees et avgmentees par luy-mesme, peu auparauant son decés. Diusees en vingt-neuf liures. Auec les figures & portraicts, tant de l'anatomie qui des instruments de chirurgie, & de plusiers monstres.

Creator

Ambroise Paré

Date

c. 1585

Identifier

Bookstore PAR [folio]

Description


Les Oeuvvres d'Ambroise Paré, conseiller, et premier chirvrgien dv roy. Corrigees et avgmentees par luy-mesme, peu auparauant son decés. Diusees en vingt-neuf liures. Auec les figures & portraicts, tant de l'anatomie qui des instruments de chirurgie, & de plusiers monstres.

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Title

Footwarmer

Description

Foot warmer, metal with cork stopper, c 1929.

Tinsmith Andrew Brown based in George Street, Glasgow was a familiar figure at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary during the last half of the 19th century/early years of the 20th century. As a boy he had worked for Joseph Lister when Lister was at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Brown’s sterilizers were used in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and many nursing homes. The College has an example of a foot warmer made by Brown in the early years of the 20th century.

Creator

Andrew Brown of Glasgow

Date

c.1929

Identifier

2003/101

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 32.5 cm

Materials

cork, metal

Description

Foot warmer, metal with cork stopper, c 1929.

Tinsmith Andrew Brown based in George Street, Glasgow was a familiar figure at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary during the last half of the 19th century/early years of the 20th century. As a boy he had worked for Joseph Lister when Lister was at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Brown’s sterilizers were used in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and many nursing homes. The College has an example of a foot warmer made by Brown in the early years of the 20th century.

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Title

NHS Teddy Bear

Description

A photograph of a teddybear and card gifted to Antonia McTernan, a medical student from Glasgow.

Creator

Antonia McTernan

Date

c. 2021

Description

A photograph of a teddybear and card gifted to Antonia McTernan, a medical student from Glasgow.

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Title

Bottle of Sulphuric Ether

Description

Sulphuric ether, or diethyl ether, was a popular choice for the administration of general anaesthesia. The first demonstration of the anaesthetic properties of sulphuric ether occurred in 1846 by William T.G. Morton, an American dentist. Before this time, inhaling chloroform was the common mode of relieving pain during an operation, however the dosage had to be just right so as not to kill the patient.

Creator

Apothecaries Hall, Edinburgh

Date

c. Unknown

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass

Description

Sulphuric ether, or diethyl ether, was a popular choice for the administration of general anaesthesia. The first demonstration of the anaesthetic properties of sulphuric ether occurred in 1846 by William T.G. Morton, an American dentist. Before this time, inhaling chloroform was the common mode of relieving pain during an operation, however the dosage had to be just right so as not to kill the patient.

young_notes_9.jpg

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Title

Physiology Notes by Professor Archibald Young

Description

Archibald Young graduated M.B., C.M., with high commendation, in 1895 from the University of Glasgow. He became a Fellow of the College in 1913.

These notes are written by Young and are taken from physiology lectures delivered by John Gray McKendrick, professor of physiology at the University of Glasgow.

Creator

Archibald Young

Date

c. 1891-1892

Identifier

RCPSG 39/1/1

Description

Archibald Young graduated M.B., C.M., with high commendation, in 1895 from the University of Glasgow. He became a Fellow of the College in 1913.

These notes are written by Young and are taken from physiology lectures delivered by John Gray McKendrick, professor of physiology at the University of Glasgow.

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Bronze bust of Mr Ian Alexander McGregor

Description

Bust of Mr Ian A. McGregor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1984–1986).

Creator

Archie Forrest

Date

c. 1986

Identifier

2018/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20 x 40 x 30 cm.

Materials

Bronze

Description

Bust of Mr Ian A. McGregor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1984–1986).

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Title

Aspiject

Description

Plastic case containing an 'Aspiject' syringe used for infiltration and block analgesia.

Creator

Astra Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

HD/1204

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Plastic, metal

Description

Plastic case containing an 'Aspiject' syringe used for infiltration and block analgesia.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_3.jpg

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Title

Portrait of Robert Watt 1774-1819

Description

Half-length in a black suit next to a desk.
Dr Robert Watt was the compiler of the Bibliotheca Britannica and President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons 1814-1816. He was founding President of the Glasgow Medical Society in 1814.

The artist of this unsigned portrait is unknown, although it has previously been attributed to Sir Henry Raeburn.

Date

19th century

Identifier

90

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Physical Dimensions

75 x 62.5 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Half-length in a black suit next to a desk.

2001.4.4_endoscopic shears_2.jpg

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Title

Endoscopic Shears

Description

Endoscopic shears for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 47.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic

Description

Endoscopic shears for keyhole surgery.

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Title

Grasping Instrument

Description

Grasping instrument for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 46 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Grasping instrument for keyhole surgery.

2001.4.6_endoscopic dissector_2.jpg

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Title

Endoscopic Dissector

Description

Endoscopic dissector for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 47.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Endoscopic dissector for keyhole surgery.

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Title

Apothecary Weight Scales

Description

Pictured here is a set of brass apothecary scales used to measure ingredients for medicines.

Creator

Avery Ltd.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2013/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Brass; wood.

Description

Pictured here is a set of brass apothecary scales used to measure ingredients for medicines.

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Title

De proprietatibus rerum

Description

Liber de proprietatib[us] reru[m] / Bartholomei Anglici.
Bartholomaeus Anglicus : De Proprietatibus Rerum
Provenance: Friedrich Bauermeister, bookseller, Glasgow (fl. 1860-1917): bookseller’s ticket on front pastedown “F. Bauermeister || Importer of Foreign Books || 234 Great Western Road || Glasgow”.
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow: armorial bookplate on front pastedown “Library of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow” partially overlaid with a later armorial bookplate of the College; purchased by the College in 1894, probably from Bauermeister; appears in ‘List of principal additions to the Library since 1st July 1894’ (RCPSG 1/20/15/20/12, printed 1 Oct. 1894).
Binding: 19th-century grey paper-covered pasteboards; vestiges of early tabs; flyleaves have watermark of a large unicorn salient and countermark initials “L S”.
Brief marginal annotation on “apes” (bees) on H1v in a 16th-century hand; early pointing hands and underlining on K3v and L1v; signature x1 missing and supplied in manuscript; bibliographical references in a 19th-century German hand on front flyleaf.
Initials supplied mainly in red throughout, some with reserved white; initials in blue with reserved white supplied on a4r, b8v, n4v, and o7v; paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red throughout.
Wanting the blank leaf R6.
Signatures: Fol. [*]6 a8 b-q8.6.6 r-z6 A-R6. [258] leaves, the last blank.
Catalogued as part of the Glasgow Incunabula Project.

Creator

Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century.

Date

11 August 1491

Identifier

Bookstore BAR

Publisher

[Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)]

Coverage

Impressus Argentine [Strassburg]

Language

Latin

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Leaf size: 275 x 205 mm.
Binding: 280 x 213 mm.

Description

Liber de proprietatib[us] reru[m] / Bartholomei Anglici.

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Title

The Psychology of Insanity

Creator

Bernard Hart

Date

c. 1912

Identifier

Lower Library WM 140 HAR

Publisher

Cambridge: University Press

Language

English

Description


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Title

Lilium medicinae

Description

Practica Gordinij dicta Lilium Medicine.
Title from beginning of text on [*1r]: Tabula Practice Gordonij Dicte Lilium Medicine
Title as cited by ISTC: Practica, seu Lilium medicinae. De ingeniis curandorum morborum. De regimine acutarum aegritudinum. De prognosticis.
Provenance: Samuel & Benjamin Nock, booksellers, London (mid 19th century): booksellers’ ticket on verso of front free endpaper “S. & B. Nock, Medical Booksellers, 16, Bloomsbury Street, London”.
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow: armorial bookplate on front pastedown “Library of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow” bearing superseded shelfmarks in ink “48 C 19” (scored through) and “90 g.11”; possibly purchased by the College in 1869/1870 since the Librarian’s annual reports in the Faculty minutes of 1869 and 1870 both make special mention of purchases of “works of the older medical authors”; source unknown; first appears in Alexander Duncan’s 'Alphabetical catalogue of the library of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow' (Glasgow: 1885).
Binding: 19th-century blind-tooled brown calf; marbled endpapers; red-edged leaves.
Brief (slightly cropped) marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand in gatherings a-c.
Wanting the blank leaf H8; minor paper repairs to title-page [*1r].
Signatures: 4to. [*]4 a-z8 [et]8 [con]8 [rum]8 A-H8. [5] 2-271 [1] leaves, the last blank.
Catalogued as part of the Glasgow Incunabula Project.

Creator

Bernard, de Gordon, approximately 1260-approximately 1318

Date

Anno d[omi]ni. 1496. die i6. Ianuarij. [16 Jan. 1496/97.].
1496-1497

Identifier

Bookstore BER

Publisher

Per Ioannem & Gregorium de Gregorijs fratres [Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, for Benedictus Fontana]

Coverage

Impressa Venetijs [Venice]

Language

Latin

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Leaf size: 206 x 145 mm.
Binding: 212 x 155 mm.

Description

Practica Gordinij dicta Lilium Medicine.

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Title

Glasgow : fifty drawings by Muirhead Bone

Description

Born in Partick, Muirhead Bone trained in an architect's office while studying at evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art. His early sketches in various books and periodicals first drew attention to his artistic talent. He took up etching in 1898, and became "master of the etching needle". Glasgow's architecture provided the inspiration for many of his works, published in Etchings of Glasgow and Glasgow in 1901. He moved to London in 1902 and further enhanced his reputation with etchings of buildings in England. A visit to Italy in 1910 also resulted in some fine examples of his art. Bone was an official war artist in both world wars, in France and with the Royal Navy in the First World War, and again with the Admiralty, 1940-1943. His drawings on the Western Front are some of his best-known works, reflecting an eye for detail which is also in evidence in his illustrations of industrial scenes in the Clyde shipyards. Bone was knighted in 1937.
  1. Gordon Street, Looking East.
  2. Buchanan Street, Looking South.
  3. Trace Horses on a Foggy Day, St George's Place.
  4. Sir Walter Scott's Monument in George Square, and the Merchants' House.
  5. Queen Street Station and Towers of Municipal Buildings.
  6. Wilson Street, and the Sheriff Court-House, Looking East.
  7. The Cathedral, the High Kirkyard and Royal Infirmary.
  8. Interior of Chapter House, the Cathedral.
  9. The Barony Church, Castle Street, and Provand's Lordship.
  10. North Wall of Duke Street Prison.
  11. The Canal at Port Dundas.
  12. House at Port Dundas.
  13. St Rollox.
  14. St Andrew's Episcopal Church.
  15. Glasgow Cross, Relaying Tramway Lines at Night.
  16. The Old Sugar Exchange.
  17. Old Lodging off Trongate.
  18. Stockwell Street, the G & SW Railway Arches.
  19. The Old Justiciary Court-House (South Front) from the Clyde.
  20. The Old Justiciary Court-House from Glasgow Green.
  21. Demolition of the Old Sugar Exchange.
  22. Stockwell Street, West Side.
  23. The Wynd Church.
  24. Glasgow, from Queen's Park, Looking North.
  25. The Barrow Market on Saturday, Albert Bridge.
  26. The Clyde at Glasgow Green.
  27. Stockwell Bridge, and the Gorbals.
  28. Suspension Bridge, Clyde Place.
  29. The Broomielaw.
  30. Glasgow University from Cessnock Dock.
  31. Kelvinhaugh Ferry.
  32. Queen's Dock.
  33. Shipyards on the Clyde.
  34. The Smith's Shop, Fairfield Shipyard.
  35. The University Tower from Renfrew.
  36. The University by Night, from Hillhead.
  37. Byres Road and Hillhead Parish Church.
  38. Great Western Road, Hillhead, Looking East.
  39. Kelvin Bridge, Great Western Road, and the University from the North East.
  40. From Garnethill, Looking West.
  41. Building the School of Art, Renfrew Street.
  42. Cambridge Street by Night.
  43. St Vincent Street from Opposite Windsor Hotel, Looking West.
  44. Douglas Street, Looking South.
  45. St Vincent Street, Looking West.
  46. Demolition of the Barony Poor House.
  47. City Poor House.
  48. The Canal at Maryhill.
  49. Sighthill Cemetery.
  50. Blochairn Church
  51. Trace Horses on a Foggy Day, St George's Place (Pastel).
  52. The Canal at Port Dundas (Pastel).
  53. The University by Night, from Hillhead (Pastel).
vii, [1], 26 pages, 50 plates.
Copy no. 97 of a limited edition of 200 copies.

Creator

Bone, Muirhead, Sir, 1876-1953.
Charteris, A. H. (Archibald Hamilton), 1874-1940.

Date

1911

Identifier

Bookstore BON [folio]
RCPSG/1/12/9/25

Publisher

James MacLehose and Sons

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

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Relation

Language

English

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

39 x 29 cm

Materials

paper

Description

Born in Partick, Muirhead Bone trained in an architect's office while studying at evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art. His early sketches in various books and periodicals first drew attention to his artistic talent. He took up etching in 1898, and became "master of the etching needle". Glasgow's architecture provided the inspiration for many of his works, published in Etchings of Glasgow and Glasgow in 1901. He moved to London in 1902 and further enhanced his reputation with etchings of buildings in England. A visit to Italy in 1910 also resulted in some fine examples of his art. Bone was an official war artist in both world wars, in France and with the Royal Navy in the First World War, and again with the Admiralty, 1940-1943. His drawings on the Western Front are some of his best-known works, reflecting an eye for detail which is also in evidence in his illustrations of industrial scenes in the Clyde shipyards. Bone was knighted in 1937.

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Title

Advert for Carrick's patent pneukoinon

Description

Advertisement for Carrick's patent pneukoinon: or universal inhaler and respirator. British Sanitary Company, 43 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Found inside a library book.

Creator

British Sanitary Company

Date

c.1900

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/33

Description

Advertisement for Carrick's patent pneukoinon: or universal inhaler and respirator. British Sanitary Company, 43 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Found inside a library book.

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Title

Journal of a tour in Prussia, Saxony, Austria [etc]

Description

Journal of a tour in Prussia, Saxony, Austria, Styria, the Tyrol, Switzerland, the German States, Holland, Belgium and France, during the autumn of 1850 by George Buchanan MD, containing detail on landscape, inns, social events, peasant dress, the road and the roadside, with pencil and water-colour sketches, notably of local costumes.

Creator

Buchanan, George, 1827-1905

Date

1850

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/11/10/1

Language

English

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

manuscript volume

Description

Journal of a tour in Prussia, Saxony, Austria, Styria, the Tyrol, Switzerland, the German States, Holland, Belgium and France, during the autumn of 1850 by George Buchanan MD, containing detail on landscape, inns, social events, peasant dress, the road and the roadside, with pencil and water-colour sketches, notably of local costumes.

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Title

Roll of Anatomy Classes at Anderson's College 1860-1874

Description

Roll of the anatomy classes of Professor George Buchanan at the Anderson College of Medicine, Glasgow, 1860-1874

Creator

Buchanan, George, 1827-1905

Date

1860-1874

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/9/1

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

manuscript volume

Description

Roll of the anatomy classes of Professor George Buchanan at the Anderson College of Medicine, Glasgow, 1860-1874

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Title

Turkey and the Crimea in 1855, Volume First

Description

Turkey and the Crimea in 1855, volume first, containing incidents of travel on the way to the seat of the war, through France Piedmont, Italy and Greece, by George Buchanan AM, MD, surgeon to the British Hospital, Dardanelles, afterwards to the General Hospital in Camp before Sebastopol.

Creator

Buchanan, George, 1827-1905

Date

1855

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/11/10/2

Language

English

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

manuscript volume

Description

Turkey and the Crimea in 1855, volume first, containing incidents of travel on the way to the seat of the war, through France Piedmont, Italy and Greece, by George Buchanan AM, MD, surgeon to the British Hospital, Dardanelles, afterwards to the General Hospital in Camp before Sebastopol.

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Title

Turkey and the Crimea in 1855, Volume Second

Description

Turkey and the Crimea in 1855, volume second, containing incidents of life in quarters at Scutari, Ther Apia and Dardanelles and of camp life in the Crimea.

Creator

Buchanan, George, 1827-1905

Date

1855

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/11/10/3

Language

English

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

manuscript volume

Description

Turkey and the Crimea in 1855, volume second, containing incidents of life in quarters at Scutari, Ther Apia and Dardanelles and of camp life in the Crimea.

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Title

Amyl Nitrate

Description

Metal tin containing glass capsules of amyl nitrate for inhaling.

Creator

Burgoyne, Burbridges & Co. Ltd

Date

c. unknown

Identifier

HD/1106

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal, glass.

Description

Metal tin containing glass capsules of amyl nitrate for inhaling.

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Title

Plans and elevations of Faculty building reconstruction

Description

Plans, sections and elevations relating to interior reconstruction of the Faculty building at 242 St. Vincent Street, including plans for the Faculty Hall at the rear of the property.

The College moved into the oldest part of its current premises in 1862, and hired the architect John James Burnett (1857-1938) to make a series of additions and alterations to the building in 1892. This included the addition of the room now known as College Hall.

Creator

Burnet, John James (Scottish architect, 1857-1938)

Date

1892

Identifier

RCPSG/1/6/33/1-8

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

paper

Description

Plans, sections and elevations relating to interior reconstruction of the Faculty building at 242 St. Vincent Street, including plans for the Faculty Hall at the rear of the property.

The College moved into the oldest part of its current premises in 1862, and hired the architect John James Burnett (1857-1938) to make a series of additions and alterations to the building in 1892. This included the addition of the room now known as College Hall.

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Aromatic Ammonia

Description

A small tin containing 2 ampoules of Vaporole (aromatic ammonia). Instuctions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label.

Creator

Burroughs, Wellcome & Co

Date

c. 1880-1942

Identifier

HD/1107

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, tin.

Description

A small tin containing 2 ampoules of Vaporole (aromatic ammonia). Instuctions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label.

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Title

Rubber Dam Harness

Description

Metal rubber dam harness with ribbon strap, used to maintain a dry field for cavity filling.

Creator

C. Ash and Sons, England

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

HD/183

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5.5 cm x 6.5 cm

Materials

Metal, ribbon.

Description

Metal rubber dam harness with ribbon strap, used to maintain a dry field for cavity filling.

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Rubber Dam Weights

Description

2 metal rubber dam weights used to maintain a dry field for inserting cohesive gold fillings.

Creator

C. Ash and Sons, England

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

HD/185

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Physical Dimensions

6.5 cm x 2.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

2 metal rubber dam weights used to maintain a dry field for inserting cohesive gold fillings.

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Illustration of the Dispensary of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Description

The dispensary of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in West Graham Street, Cowcaddens. The purpose of this expansion of the hospital was to provide free healthcare to children living in poverty.
The image features in "The Royal Hospital for Sick Children and its dispensary, Glasgow" by Andrew Macgeorge.

Creator

Campbell Douglas and Sellars

Date

c. 1888

Identifier

Reading Room WX 28.FS2 ROY

Description

The dispensary of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in West Graham Street, Cowcaddens. The purpose of this expansion of the hospital was to provide free healthcare to children living in poverty.
The image features in "The Royal Hospital for Sick Children and its dispensary, Glasgow" by Andrew Macgeorge.

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HRH Princess Alexandra (b.1936), GCVO, in Evening Dress

Description

This painting was awarded the College Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts exhibition in 2005. This painting was commissioned by the Orient Line for the ‘Oriana’ where it was displayed in the Princess Room (Princess Alexandra had launched the ‘Oriana’ in 1959). The painting is on display in the Alexandra Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Princess Alexandra became an Honorary Fellow in 1960).

Creator

Cassab, Judy (Australian painter, born 1920, born in Austria)

Date

1960

Identifier

on loan from the P&O Art Collection

Rights

© DACS 2018

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Physical Dimensions

180 x 33 cm

Materials

oil on board

Description

This painting was awarded the College Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts exhibition in 2005. This painting was commissioned by the Orient Line for the ‘Oriana’ where it was displayed in the Princess Room (Princess Alexandra had launched the ‘Oriana’ in 1959). The painting is on display in the Alexandra Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Princess Alexandra became an Honorary Fellow in 1960).

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Lister's Graduation Gown

Description

Held within the Lister Room of the College is Sir Joseph Lister's graduation gown. Lister was a student of University College London initially as a botany student. After obtaining his bachelor's degree, he studied medicine and became first assistant to James Syme at the University of Edinburgh.

Creator

Christie & Findlayer

Date

c. 1840-1850s

Description

Held within the Lister Room of the College is Sir Joseph Lister's graduation gown. Lister was a student of University College London initially as a botany student. After obtaining his bachelor's degree, he studied medicine and became first assistant to James Syme at the University of Edinburgh.

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Bouquet of Flowers

Description

A photograph of a bouquet of flowers gifted to Miss Christina Yip, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon. The flowers were gifted from a grateful patient exactly one year after her breast cancer was treated by Miss Yip.

Creator

Christina Yip

Date

c. 2021

Description

A photograph of a bouquet of flowers gifted to Miss Christina Yip, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon. The flowers were gifted from a grateful patient exactly one year after her breast cancer was treated by Miss Yip.

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Portrait of Maister Peter Lowe

Description

Portrait of Maister Peter Lowe, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book.
Peter Lowe was a Scottish surgeon who studied medicine and surgery at the Conferie de St Come et St Damien in Paris, and served as Surgeon in Ordinary to King Henry IV of France.

He returned to Glasgow in 1598 and, finding medical and surgical standards in the town lacking, decided to petition King James VI. The King responded by granting a Royal Charter in 1599, granting Lowe and Hamilton (and their successors) the power to examine and license physicians and surgeons in the West of Scotland.

The Charter was ratified by an Act of the Scottish Parliament in 1672, and is the founding document of the organisation known today as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

This is a copy of the original portrait, made in 1822.

Creator

Circle of David Mytens

Date

1822, after an earlier work

Identifier

99

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Physical Dimensions

116.5 x 96 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of Maister Peter Lowe, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book.

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Portrait of John Reid LFPSG 1809-1881

Description

Seated half-length with his left arm resting on an edition of "The Philosphy of Death"

Creator

Circle of Sir George Reid (Ewan Mundy 1993)

Date

19th century

Identifier

107

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Physical Dimensions

75.5 x 61 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length with his left arm resting on an edition of "The Philosphy of Death"

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Tongue Forceps

Description

Chrome-plated metal with red rubber inserts for gripping. Ratchet grip on the handle, and No.3 stamped on the hinge.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

2005/8.24

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Materials

Steel, rubber.

Description

Chrome-plated metal with red rubber inserts for gripping. Ratchet grip on the handle, and No.3 stamped on the hinge.

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Letter and Coin

Description

A short memo about a patient who wished to exchange a Silver Jubilee Coin from 1977, to cover the cost of dental treatment that had been received.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

HD/1137

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Materials

Card, Silver

Description

A short memo about a patient who wished to exchange a Silver Jubilee Coin from 1977, to cover the cost of dental treatment that had been received.

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Bur Stand

Description

Cream bakelite stand, designed to hold 120 straight and contra angle hand piece burs.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/676

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Materials

Bakelite and metal

Description

Cream bakelite stand, designed to hold 120 straight and contra angle hand piece burs.

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Title

Ivory's Double Bow Separator

Description

Separator for anterior or posterior teeth

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/125

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Materials

Metal

Description

Separator for anterior or posterior teeth

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Investing Material

Description

Investment compound for use in porcelain fusing furnaces in the production of gum sections, crowns and bridges.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1820-1924

Identifier

2005/8.1031

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Materials

Metal

Description

Investment compound for use in porcelain fusing furnaces in the production of gum sections, crowns and bridges.

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Fusing Porcelain Powders

Description

2 boxes of low and high fusing porcelains, complete with brushes, tweezers and spatulas for colouring crown and bridgework.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/813

Description

2 boxes of low and high fusing porcelains, complete with brushes, tweezers and spatulas for colouring crown and bridgework.

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Porcelain Enamels

Description

8 x 1/4 oz bottles of assorted shades of enamel used to shade porcelain teeth, complete with mixing oil, spatula and brushes.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/816

Description

8 x 1/4 oz bottles of assorted shades of enamel used to shade porcelain teeth, complete with mixing oil, spatula and brushes.

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Dental Burs

Description

Box containing assorted samples of dental burs. Makers included C. Ash, De Trey, Dental Mfg. Co. Ltd and Alston.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.; 1820-1924; Dental manufacturers
C. de Trey and Co.; 1899-1923; Suppliers of dental equipment and appliances
Dental Manufacturing Co. Ltd.; 1874-1968; Dental manufacturers
Alston

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

HD/1205

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Materials

Metal, card

Description

Box containing assorted samples of dental burs. Makers included C. Ash, De Trey, Dental Mfg. Co. Ltd and Alston.

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Automatic Hand Mallet

Description

Single ended chrome and ebony hand mallet used for gold foil restoration work.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.; 1820-1924; Dental manufacturers

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

HD/722

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Materials

Metal and ebony

Description

Single ended chrome and ebony hand mallet used for gold foil restoration work.

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Set of Miniature Plugger Points for Dental Engine

Description

Set of miniature plugger points for electric dental engine, with handpiece and 5 different plugger heads. In purple lined box.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.; 1820-1924; Dental manufacturers

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

HD/117

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Physical Dimensions

Box; 15.5 cm length, 3.5 cm width, 1 cm high

Materials

metal, ebony, wood

Description

Set of miniature plugger points for electric dental engine, with handpiece and 5 different plugger heads. In purple lined box.

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Adversaria Cleghorn [vol. 1]

Description

Volume entitled ‘Adversaria Cleghorn’, ‘begun Edinr Janry 12th 1782’, containing medical speculations and case histories.

Cleghorn was one of the two physicians appointed to serve at Glasgow Royal Infirmary when it opened in 1794 (he worked and taught there until 1798), was a chemistry lecturer at the University of Glasgow for many years and was a president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Creator

Cleghorn, Robert, 1755-1821

Date

1782

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/2/1/2

Language

English

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Original Format

manuscript volume

Description

Volume entitled ‘Adversaria Cleghorn’, ‘begun Edinr Janry 12th 1782’, containing medical speculations and case histories. Cleghorn was one of the two physicians appointed to serve at Glasgow Royal Infirmary when it opened in 1794 (he worked and taught there until 1798), was a chemistry lecturer at the University of Glasgow for many years and was a president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Adversaria Cleghorn [vol. 2]

Description

A continuation of the previous volume, containing medical speculations and case histories by the physician, Robert Cleghorn.

Creator

Cleghorn, Robert, 1755-1821

Date

1782-1792

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/2/1/3

Language

English

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Original Format

manuscript volume

Description

A continuation of the previous volume, containing medical speculations and case histories by the physician, Robert Cleghorn.

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Robert Cleghorn's case book

Description

Private case book of Dr Robert Cleghorn,containing details of unusual post-mortem examinations and cases dealt with by him in ‘the Infry’ [Glasgow] with occasional gossip and speculations of clinical practice. Note bound inside from Ebenezer Watson “This book was one of several which were sent to my father from the library of Dr Cleghorn as a present for attending him on his death-bed. It is entirely in Dr Cleghorn’s handwriting & was not intended for publication. It is now deposited in the library of the Faculty of Physicians & Surgeons as a curious relic of the olden time, 30th April 1882.”

Professor Robert Cleghorn, 1755-1821, graduated from Edinburgh, became a physician in Glasgow - in private practice and at the Royal Infirmary - then held successive appointments as a lecturer in materia medica, 1788-1791, and chemistry, 1791-1818, at Glasgow University.

Creator

Cleghorn, Robert, 1755-1821

Date

1792-1816

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/2/1/1

Language

English

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

manuscript volume

Description

Private case book of Dr Robert Cleghorn,containing details of unusual post-mortem examinations and cases dealt with by him in ‘the Infry’ [Glasgow] with occasional gossip and speculations of clinical practice. Note bound inside from Ebenezer Watson “This book was one of several which were sent to my father from the library of Dr Cleghorn as a present for attending him on his death-bed. It is entirely in Dr Cleghorn’s handwriting & was not intended for publication. It is now deposited in the library of the Faculty of Physicians & Surgeons as a curious relic of the olden time, 30th April 1882.” Professor Robert Cleghorn, 1755-1821, graduated from Edinburgh, became a physician in Glasgow - in private practice and at the Royal Infirmary - then held successive appointments as a lecturer in materia medica, 1788-1791, and chemistry, 1791-1818, at Glasgow University.

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Instruction leaflet

Description

Instruction leaflet entitled 'How to wear artificial dentures' as part of box containing denture powder tablets.

Creator

Corega Chemical Company

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

HD/1113

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Materials

Card

Description

Instruction leaflet entitled 'How to wear artificial dentures' as part of box containing denture powder tablets.

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Banner Address to Sir Ronald Ross

Description

An address of welcome and congratulation, presented to Sir Ronald Ross by the Corporation of Calcutta to commemorate his visit to the city in February 1927.

Creator

Corporation of Calcutta (India)

Date

1 February 1927

Identifier

348

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Physical Dimensions

95 x 51 x 2.5 cm

Description

An address of welcome and congratulation, presented to Sir Ronald Ross by the Corporation of Calcutta to commemorate his visit to the city in February 1927.

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Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931

Description

Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931, President 1905-1907. Half-length portrait of Reid wearing a black jacket.

Creator

Crawford, Robert Cree (Scottish painter, 1842-1924)

Date

19th century

Identifier

36

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Physical Dimensions

74 x 61.5 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931, President 1905-1907. Half-length portrait of Reid wearing a black jacket.

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