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2003.14_culpepper microscope 8.jpg

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Culpeper type microscope

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Edmund Culpeper was an English instrument maker in the late 17th century. Although having made simple microscopes before, his personal design included a compound microscope with a tripod stand. The tool was so popular that it continued to be manufactured for the next century.

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/14

Contributor

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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Height: 33.6 cm

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Brass; glass; mahogany

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Edmund Culpeper was an English instrument maker in the late 17th century. Although having made simple microscopes before, his personal design included a compound microscope with a tripod stand. The tool was so popular that it continued to be manufactured for the next century.

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Pritchard-Type Microscope

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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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Height: 52.3 cm

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Brass; glass

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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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Portrait of Maister Peter Lowe

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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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116.5 x 96 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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

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The Colledge of Glasgow

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Hand-coloured print of 'The Colledge of Glasgow', with the Blackfriars Church visible on the right.

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unknown

Identifier

586

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John Slezer

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engraving on paper

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46 x 36 cm

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Hand-coloured print of 'The Colledge of Glasgow', with the Blackfriars Church visible on the right.

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Notarial copy of the Faculty's Royal charter

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Notarial copy (1804) of Faculty Charter given by James VI in 1599 to Peter Lowe.

Date

1804

Identifier

RCPSG/1/8/10/1-3

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paper

Description

Notarial copy (1804) of Faculty Charter given by James VI in 1599 to Peter Lowe.

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Portrait of Robert Hamilton

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Portrait of Robert Hamilton, standing half-length in a black lace-trimmed cloak.
The physician Robert Hamilton was one of the co-founders of the College, and is named in the Royal Charter of 1599 alongside Peter Lowe and William Spang.

According to College minutes the early portraits of Hamilton, Lowe and Spang had deteriorated to such an extent by 1822 that copies were made. The original was the work of an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

Creator

Scottish school

Date

17th century

Identifier

98

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90.5 x 69.5 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Robert Hamilton, standing half-length in a black lace-trimmed cloak.

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Portrait of William Spang

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Portrait of William Spang, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book. This portrait is a copy of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.
William Spang was an apothecary and named in the Charter of incorporation of 1599 as the inspector of any shops selling drugs.

This portrait is a copy, made in 1822, of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

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Unknown

Date

17th century

Identifier

100

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90 x 69 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Portrait of William Spang, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book. This portrait is a copy of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

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The College Mace

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The College Mace. Sterling silver gilt. With crown surmount and raised Glasgow coat of arms. Inscribed "This Mace Presented to the RFPSG, by James Walker Downie to Commemorate the Granting of the Prefix 'Royal' to its title by HM King Edward 1910". The actual design and execution of the mace was by Mr Frank Lutiger of West Kensington, London.

Creator

Messrs. J. Seaton and Co., London

Date

1910

Identifier

2019/3

Description

The College Mace. Sterling silver gilt. With crown surmount and raised Glasgow coat of arms. Inscribed "This Mace Presented to the RFPSG, by James Walker Downie to Commemorate the Granting of the Prefix 'Royal' to its title by HM King Edward 1910". The actual design and execution of the mace was by Mr Frank Lutiger of West Kensington, London.

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Amputation Set

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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

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Physical Dimensions

2003/12

Materials

Metal; silk; velvet; wood

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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.

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Lister Carbolic Spray

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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

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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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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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Height: 51 cm

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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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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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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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Maister Peter Lowe's Gloves

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A pair of leather gauntlet gloves with metal thread embroidery, believed to have belonged to Maister Peter Lowe, the founder of the incorporation now known as Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

They may possibly have been given as a gift to symbolise loyalty and service, as was customary. The gloves were donated to the College by Mrs Hamilton Gray, the widow of the Reverend John Hamilton Gray, in 1867. Reverend John Hamilton Gray was Minister of the Parish of Carntyne and was a descendent of Maister Lowe, his family having married into the Lowe family.
The embroidery work which they display is undoubtedly of a professional nature. The formal pattern of foliage, mythical animals, and cupola within arched pillars is typical of the period 1600-1620. The outlining of the fingers of the gloves with metal braid and the depth of the gauntlets suggest the date of around 1600-1610.

Date

c. 1600-1610

Identifier

2019/7

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2 x 31 x 13 cm (per glove)

Materials

leather
metal

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A pair of leather gauntlet gloves with metal thread embroidery, believed to have belonged to Maister Peter Lowe, the founder of the incorporation now known as Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

They may possibly have been given as a gift to symbolise loyalty and service, as was customary. The gloves were donated to the College by Mrs Hamilton Gray, the widow of the Reverend John Hamilton Gray, in 1867. Reverend John Hamilton Gray was Minister of the Parish of Carntyne and was a descendent of Maister Lowe, his family having married into the Lowe family.

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Lucy Baldwin Gas-Oxygen Analgesia Apparatus

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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.

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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Artificial Pneumothorax

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Wooden box containing metal pump, regulating valve, aneroid manometer and filter.

An Artificial Pneumothorax would have been used as a method of treating Tuberculosis. This condition is caused by the bacterium Myobacterium Tuberculosis, targetting the lungs of the body.

Before a TB vaccination was in place, "Collapse Therapy" was used to treat patients with the condition. This therapy aimed to induce a pneumothorax, (collapsed lung), in order to give the lungs some rest. The artificial pneumothorax instrument enabled the physician to pump air into the serous lining of the lungs, increasing the pressure, and resulting in a compression of the lungs.

This technique was phased out after the development of the antibiotic streptomycin.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2015/2.2

Description

Wooden box containing metal pump, regulating valve, aneroid manometer and filter.

An Artificial Pneumothorax would have been used as a method of treating Tuberculosis. This condition is caused by the bacterium Myobacterium Tuberculosis, targetting the lungs of the body.

Before a TB vaccination was in place, "Collapse Therapy" was used to treat patients with the condition. This therapy aimed to induce a pneumothorax, (collapsed lung), in order to give the lungs some rest. The artificial pneumothorax instrument enabled the physician to pump air into the serous lining of the lungs, increasing the pressure, and resulting in a compression of the lungs.

This technique was phased out after the development of the antibiotic streptomycin.

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Example of Removable and Fixed Bridges

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Pictured here is are examples of fixed and removable dental bridges, dating from 1914. This model was specifically made for the meeting of the Dental Congress in Paris in 1914.

Date

c. 1914

Identifier

HD/805

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Materials

metal

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Pictured here is are examples of fixed and removable dental bridges, dating from 1914. This model was specifically made for the meeting of the Dental Congress in Paris in 1914.


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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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Sankel's Dog Collar

Description

Sankel was a dog who wore this collar to which was attached a collecting box for the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. He performed various tricks in public houses around Charlotte Street.

The collar is inscribed with the following words: "Subscribed by a few friends and handed over to the Eye Infirmary to present to the dog Sankel for his clever performance and likewise contribution towards that institution. 1883. John Caldwell, 28 Charlotte St, Glasgow."

Date

c. 1883

Identifier

2003/77.41

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Diameter: 14.5 cm

Materials

Leather; metal

Description

Sankel was a dog who wore this collar to which was attached a collecting box for the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. He performed various tricks in public houses around Charlotte Street.

The collar is inscribed with the following words: "Subscribed by a few friends and handed over to the Eye Infirmary to present to the dog Sankel for his clever performance and likewise contribution towards that institution. 1883. John Caldwell, 28 Charlotte St, Glasgow."

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Christy Cachet Machine "A"

Description

Cachet machine, in wooden case, c 1900s-c 1920s.

Cachets are used to mask the unpleasant taste of certain medicines. The unfavourable tastes were initially masked in foods, such as bread and jam. This mode of cachet was eventually replaced by thin leaflets made from flour and water.
Cachets made with this machine would have been composed of rice paper. The first disc was placed in one of the circular holders, then powder was then filtered in, and the second disc was sealed on top with the roller, which was moistened with water.

Date

c. 1900-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.2

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 30.5 cm

Materials

Metal; plastic; wood

Description

Cachet machine, in wooden case, c 1900s-c 1920s.

Cachets are used to mask the unpleasant taste of certain medicines. The unfavourable tastes were initially masked in foods, such as bread and jam. This mode of cachet was eventually replaced by thin leaflets made from flour and water.
Cachets made with this machine would have been composed of rice paper. The first disc was placed in one of the circular holders, then powder was then filtered in, and the second disc was sealed on top with the roller, which was moistened with water.

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Cannon Shell extracted from patient's face during the Second World War.

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Pictured here is a cannon shell, which was extracted from a patient's face during the Second World War. It was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Captain of a Royal Army Medical Corp maxillofacial surgery team during WW2. This cannon shell is 8.5 cm in length, 2cm in diameter and weighs 147.3g.

Date

c. 1930-1940s

Identifier

2000/9.2

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Length: 8.5 cm

Materials

metal

Description

Pictured here is a cannon shell, which was extracted from a patient's face during the Second World War. It was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Captain of a Royal Army Medical Corp maxillofacial surgery team during WW2. This cannon shell is 8.5 cm in length, 2cm in diameter and weighs 147.3g.

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Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler

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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 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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Mortar and Pestle

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2000/3.118

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Diameter: 15.5 cm

Materials

Earthernware

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Distal Portion of a Femur from the Battle of Waterloo

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Pictured here is a sample of the distal region of the femur found on the Fields of Waterloo, where the Battle of Waterloo took place on 18th June 1815.

Date

c. 1815

Identifier

2003/23

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Length: 18 cm

Materials

Bone

Description

Pictured here is a sample of the distal region of the femur found on the Fields of Waterloo, where the Battle of Waterloo took place on 18th June 1815.

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Eveready Medical Coil

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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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Set of Glass Bubbles

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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

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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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Vapo-Cresolene Spirit Lamp

Description

A patented Phenol vapouriser in the form of a stand containing a kerosene lamp with a shallow metal evaporator held above the flame. Liquid evaporated is 97% pure Phenol.

There are several examples from history of medical instruments that claimed to cure a plethora of ailments. One such instrument was the Vapo-Cresolene Spirit Lamp. To treat a variety of respiratory disorders, including asthma and bronchitis, one would light the lamp filled with kerosene and place it under the vaporiser cup. The cup would then be filled with cresolene, which would gradually be vaporised into the surrounding atmosphere. Many lamps were sold and can often be found as ornamental pieces in homes.

Creator

Vapo-Cresolene Company

Date

c. 1890-1920

Identifier

2006/7.2

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Physical Dimensions

15.5 x 7.2 cm

Materials

metal

Description

A patented Phenol vapouriser in the form of a stand containing a kerosene lamp with a shallow metal evaporator held above the flame. Liquid evaporated is 97% pure Phenol.

There are several examples from history of medical instruments that claimed to cure a plethora of ailments. One such instrument was the Vapo-Cresolene Spirit Lamp. To treat a variety of respiratory disorders, including asthma and bronchitis, one would light the lamp filled with kerosene and place it under the vaporiser cup. The cup would then be filled with cresolene, which would gradually be vaporised into the surrounding atmosphere. Many lamps were sold and can often be found as ornamental pieces in homes.

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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

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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.

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Surgical instruments of William Beatty

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.
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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Portable Anaesthesia Apparatus

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

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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Dr. Maud Perry Menzies Medical Bag

Description

Maud Perry Menzies was a tremendous medical practitioner active from the 1930s to late 1980s. Dr. Menzies earned her medical degree at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 1934. Not only was she one of the minority of females graduating from medicine at that time, but she was the top ranking student in Surgery, receiving the Sir William Macewen Medal for her efforts.
Menzies had a passion for helping and healing members of the public, which was evident in her work as a general practitioner and a medical officer. As an assistant medical officer of health, Dr. Menzies launched an immunisation campaign for diphtheria in Rutherglen. She also went on to work for the RAMC during the European Campaign of the Second World War, returning to Glasgow to become the principal medical officer for the school health service.
Within the medical bag are several medical instruments, including a field tourniquet, syringes, suture needles, and ligatures.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 36 cm

Materials

Leather; metal

Description

Maud Perry Menzies was a tremendous medical practitioner active from the 1930s to late 1980s. Dr. Menzies earned her medical degree at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 1934. Not only was she one of the minority of females graduating from medicine at that time, but she was the top ranking student in Surgery, receiving the Sir William Macewen Medal for her efforts.
Menzies had a passion for helping and healing members of the public, which was evident in her work as a general practitioner and a medical officer. As an assistant medical officer of health, Dr. Menzies launched an immunisation campaign for diphtheria in Rutherglen. She also went on to work for the RAMC during the European Campaign of the Second World War, returning to Glasgow to become the principal medical officer for the school health service.
Within the medical bag are several medical instruments, including a field tourniquet, syringes, suture needles, and ligatures.

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Veedee Massager

Description

Manufactured by G.E.Garrette of London, the Massager comes in a purple velvet-lined box, with attachments (including cup and ball), polishing cloth and oil.
There is a handy instruction booklet – The Veedee and How To Use It which gives detailed guidance on how the instrument can cure or relieve a wide range of conditions, from cold and headache, to digestion problems and hysteria. The booklet informs us that it can be used for “curative vibration, vibratory massage, nerve stimulation and blood circulation.” There are also chapters that claim it can be used to enhance beauty, treating baldness, double chins and wrinkles.

Originally purchased for Dr R. Booth's great aunt who had multiple sclerosis and lived in Edinburgh. The massager was purchased from J.C. Pottage, photographic chemist and optician, Edinburgh.

Creator

G.E.Garrette, London.

Date

c. 1903

Identifier

2000/6

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 37.5 cm

Materials

Glass; metal; velvet; wood

Description

Manufactured by G.E.Garrette of London, the Massager comes in a purple velvet-lined box, with attachments (including cup and ball), polishing cloth and oil.
There is a handy instruction booklet – The Veedee and How To Use It which gives detailed guidance on how the instrument can cure or relieve a wide range of conditions, from cold and headache, to digestion problems and hysteria. The booklet informs us that it can be used for “curative vibration, vibratory massage, nerve stimulation and blood circulation.” There are also chapters that claim it can be used to enhance beauty, treating baldness, double chins and wrinkles.

Originally purchased for Dr R. Booth's great aunt who had multiple sclerosis and lived in Edinburgh. The massager was purchased from J.C. Pottage, photographic chemist and optician, Edinburgh.

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Bi-phasic Stimulator

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.

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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Tuning Fork

Description

Plain tuning fork, blue steel, c 1900s-c 1930s.

This tuning fork dates from the early 20th century and would have been used to test the hearing of a patient. The specific tests used to measure hearing deficiencies are known as the Weber and Rinne Test. In a Weber Test, the tuning fork is struck and placed in the middle of the patient's forehead, equidistant from both ears, If the patient's hearing is normal, the volume of the tone will be equal in both ears. If the volume is louder in one ear over another, this is an indication that there is some hearing loss.
In a Rinne test, the vibrating tuning fork is placed on the mastoid process behind either ear, and then placed next to each ear. If the volume of the note is louder when conducted through bone, hearing loss is present.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900-1930s

Identifier

1997/3.2

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.3 cm

Materials

blue steel

Description

Plain tuning fork, blue steel, c 1900s-c 1930s.

This tuning fork dates from the early 20th century and would have been used to test the hearing of a patient. The specific tests used to measure hearing deficiencies are known as the Weber and Rinne Test. In a Weber Test, the tuning fork is struck and placed in the middle of the patient's forehead, equidistant from both ears, If the patient's hearing is normal, the volume of the tone will be equal in both ears. If the volume is louder in one ear over another, this is an indication that there is some hearing loss.
In a Rinne test, the vibrating tuning fork is placed on the mastoid process behind either ear, and then placed next to each ear. If the volume of the note is louder when conducted through bone, hearing loss is present.

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Skiascope

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).

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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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

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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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Catgut Ligatures

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.

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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Lister-Morton Ophthalmoscope

Description

Cased, finished in black paint on metal, with chrome fittings. Battery powered, with batteries retained in handle.

Case: Black, faux leather, with thin pressed brass external clasp. Internally fitted with recesses for the ophthalmoscope parts, lined with royal blue silk and velvet.

Ophthalmoscope: Standard Lister-Morton model, battery powered.

A. Stanford Morton was an ophthalmologist active during the late 19th century. He designed a new style of ophthalmoscope during the 1880s, which would have shone light on the eye via several mirrors. The original design remained unchanged for over 100 years, with one slight variation being the Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope.
This Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope is powered by a battery, which illuminates the eye via a built-in torch. The Lister spoken of in the title of this instrument is not Sir Joseph Lister, but his nephew, Sir William Tindall Lister. He was the one who added an electrical component to Morton's classic model of the ophthalmoscope.

Creator

Theodore Hambline

Date

c. 1930-1960

Identifier

2007/4.11

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Physical Dimensions

Case: 18.5 x 8.9 x 5.5 cm
Optical head: 13.8 x 3 x cm
Battery case: 13.6 x 3.9 cm

Materials

Metal, faux leather, silk, velvet.

Description

Cased, finished in black paint on metal, with chrome fittings. Battery powered, with batteries retained in handle.

Case: Black, faux leather, with thin pressed brass external clasp. Internally fitted with recesses for the ophthalmoscope parts, lined with royal blue silk and velvet.

Ophthalmoscope: Standard Lister-Morton model, battery powered.

A. Stanford Morton was an ophthalmologist active during the late 19th century. He designed a new style of ophthalmoscope during the 1880s, which would have shone light on the eye via several mirrors. The original design remained unchanged for over 100 years, with one slight variation being the Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope.
This Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope is powered by a battery, which illuminates the eye via a built-in torch. The Lister spoken of in the title of this instrument is not Sir Joseph Lister, but his nephew, Sir William Tindall Lister. He was the one who added an electrical component to Morton's classic model of the ophthalmoscope.

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Jardine's Basilyst

Description

A basilyst is an obstetric tool used to extract a still-born foetus from the womb of the mother. The spiral tip is used to pierce the skull of the foetus and the progs on either side then clamped around the head. The foetus is then gradually guided out of the womb.
This particular basilyst was designed by former Professor of Midwifery at St Mungo's College, Robert Jardine.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.1

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Materials

metal

Description

A basilyst is an obstetric tool used to extract a still-born foetus from the womb of the mother. The spiral tip is used to pierce the skull of the foetus and the progs on either side then clamped around the head. The foetus is then gradually guided out of the womb.
This particular basilyst was designed by former Professor of Midwifery at St Mungo's College, Robert Jardine.

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Braun's Hook

Description

Braun's hook with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

Pictured here is another instrument of obstetrics known as the Braun's Hook. Named after the Austrian obstetrician, this hook would have been used to decapitate the foetus' head and remove said foetus from the womb.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.2

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Physical Dimensions

length: 32.5 cm

Materials

metal

Description

Braun's hook with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

Pictured here is another instrument of obstetrics known as the Braun's Hook. Named after the Austrian obstetrician, this hook would have been used to decapitate the foetus' head and remove said foetus from the womb.

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Decapitator

Description

Decapitator with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

This steel decapitator would have been used in obstetrics during a stillbirth. The hook is placed around the neck of the foetus and twisted in for decapitation, then the foetus is gently extracted from the womb.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.3

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Physical Dimensions

length: 38 cm

Description

Decapitator with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

This steel decapitator would have been used in obstetrics during a stillbirth. The hook is placed around the neck of the foetus and twisted in for decapitation, then the foetus is gently extracted from the womb.

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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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Small current x-ray tube

Description

Glass X-ray tube, designed for small currents and probably of German manufacture
Pictured here is an X-ray tube originally from the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unity 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.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1909

Identifier

2018.11.6

Coverage

Germany?

Description

Glass X-ray tube, designed for small currents and probably of German manufacture

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Geissler tube

Description

Glass discharge tube on black wooden stand, of the decorative type introduced by Geissler.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1896?

Identifier

2018.11.5

Description

Glass discharge tube on black wooden stand, of the decorative type introduced by Geissler.

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X-ray Tube from the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Description

Pictured here is an X-ray tube originally from the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unity 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.
Very early type in which the rays were produced by the impact of cathode rays on the glass wall of the bulb. Similar to some of those used by Röntgen in the experiments with which he followed up the initial observation on which his discovery of x-rays was based. 

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1896?

Identifier

2018.11.2

Description

Pictured here is an X-ray tube originally from the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unity 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.

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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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Heavy current x-ray tube

Description

Early glass X-ray tube designed to work with heavy currents
Pictured here is an X-ray tube originally from the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unity 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.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1918

Identifier

2018.11.7

Description

Early glass X-ray tube designed to work with heavy currents

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Heavy current x-ray tube

Description

Pictured here is an X-ray tube originally from the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unity 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.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1918

Identifier

2018.11.3

Description

Pictured here is an X-ray tube originally from the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unity 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.

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Heavy current x-ray tube

Description

Pictured here is an X-ray tube originally from the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unity 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.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1920s

Identifier

2018.11.4

Description

Pictured here is an X-ray tube originally from the Radiology Department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Glasgow was the first city in the world to have an official radiology unity 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.

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Dressing Instrument Set

Description

Metal pocket dressing instrument case, c 1900s.

Pictured here is a set of dressing instruments held within a small metal case. Included in the set are aneurysm needles, scissors, forceps, and a bone scoop.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

1996/2.17.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.8 cm

Description

Metal pocket dressing instrument case, c 1900s.

Pictured here is a set of dressing instruments held within a small metal case. Included in the set are aneurysm needles, scissors, forceps, and a bone scoop.

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Surgical Case Belonging to H.R. Lillie

Description

Lillie was a surgeon and medical officer aboard British whaling ships in the Antarctic during the 1940s. Originally from Dundee, Lillie received his MB ChB from the University of St Andrews in 1939, previously graduating from an Engineering BSc in 1926.
He began his career at sea during the whaling season of 1946-1947. Serving up to 600 sailors at a time, Lillie was putting his surgical skills to good use at sea.
The case holds instruments that would have been commonly found in any ship's ward; an enema, scalpels, suture needles, ligatures, and a sphygmamoter.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

Accession no. 2016.3

Description

Lillie was a surgeon and medical officer aboard British whaling ships in the Antarctic during the 1940s. Originally from Dundee, Lillie received his MB ChB from the University of St Andrews in 1939, previously graduating from an Engineering BSc in 1926.
He began his career at sea during the whaling season of 1946-1947. Serving up to 600 sailors at a time, Lillie was putting his surgical skills to good use at sea.
The case holds instruments that would have been commonly found in any ship's ward; an enema, scalpels, suture needles, ligatures, and a sphygmamoter.

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Stethoscope

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Binaural stethoscope, c 1930s.

A stethoscope is a medical diagnostic instrument used to listen to the internal sounds of the human body. Via the stethoscope a doctor can listen to the sounds of the heart and lungs during a diagnostic screening.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.1

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Length: 62 cm

Materials

Rubber, plastic, and metal.

Description

Binaural stethoscope, c 1930s.

A stethoscope is a medical diagnostic instrument used to listen to the internal sounds of the human body. Via the stethoscope a doctor can listen to the sounds of the heart and lungs during a diagnostic screening.

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Vaccinator

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Pictured here is a small metal vaccinator, a device for administering vaccinations to patients. It contains 5 puncture needles, which would have been dipped into the vaccination solution before piercing the skin of the patient.

Creator

Unknown

Date

Unknown

Identifier

1999/3.3.28

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Pictured here is a small metal vaccinator, a device for administering vaccinations to patients. It contains 5 puncture needles, which would have been dipped into the vaccination solution before piercing the skin of the patient.

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Semi-flexible Gastroscope

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Gastroscope, metal and rubber, in wooden case, c 1960s.

Gastroscopy today involves examining components of the gastrointestinal system by inserting a wire-like endoscope down the patient’s throat. The endoscope contains a camera and light, and is controlled by the physician performing the examination. The images from the camera are then fed to a monitor screen for visualization.
Rudolf Schindler was the brains behind the first ever semi-flexible gastroscope, created in 1931. He constructed the gastroscope in such a manner that the distal end could be rotated, while the proximal end remained stationary. This allowed easier access to all areas of the stomach.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2000/10.2

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Length: 77.4 cm

Materials

Metal, rubber, and wood.

Description

Gastroscope, metal and rubber, in wooden case, c 1960s.

Gastroscopy today involves examining components of the gastrointestinal system by inserting a wire-like endoscope down the patient’s throat. The endoscope contains a camera and light, and is controlled by the physician performing the examination. The images from the camera are then fed to a monitor screen for visualization.
Rudolf Schindler was the brains behind the first ever semi-flexible gastroscope, created in 1931. He constructed the gastroscope in such a manner that the distal end could be rotated, while the proximal end remained stationary. This allowed easier access to all areas of the stomach.

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Junker's Chloroform Inhaler

Description

Junker's chloroform inhaler, in leatherette-covered box, c 1930s.

Pictured here is an example of Junker's Chloroform Inhaler. Chloroform was introduced as a form of general anaesthesia by Sir James Young Simpson of Edinburgh during the 1840s and continued to be used until around the 1930s. Chloroform would be placed in the glass vial and inhaled by the patient via the face mask, putting them under sedation for an operation.

Creator

F.E. Junker

Date

c. 1840-1910

Identifier

2003/5

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.2 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber, and wood.

Description

Junker's chloroform inhaler, in leatherette-covered box, c 1930s.

Pictured here is an example of Junker's Chloroform Inhaler. Chloroform was introduced as a form of general anaesthesia by Sir James Young Simpson of Edinburgh during the 1840s and continued to be used until around the 1930s. Chloroform would be placed in the glass vial and inhaled by the patient via the face mask, putting them under sedation for an operation.

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Liston Amputation Knife

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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

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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!

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Hey Saw

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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

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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.

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Pean's Artery Forceps

Description

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

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1996/2.17.11

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Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

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

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Pachon Oscillometer

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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

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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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Brunton's Auroscope

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Cased, with three metal speculae. Internal mirror to provide enough ambient light for illumination of canal and tympanum.

Case covered in black faux shagreen, with internal blue velvet lining. Lid internally padded, and base fitted with internal recesses for the auriscope and speculae.

Auriscope and speculae are nickel plated.

An auroscope is a medical device that visualizes the ear canal and tympanic membrane. Light is funnelled into the instrument and the image of the ear is reflected from an internal mirror towards the eye piece.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.6

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Physical Dimensions

11.2 x 9.6 x 6.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Cased, with three metal speculae. Internal mirror to provide enough ambient light for illumination of canal and tympanum.

Case covered in black faux shagreen, with internal blue velvet lining. Lid internally padded, and base fitted with internal recesses for the auriscope and speculae.

Auriscope and speculae are nickel plated.

An auroscope is a medical device that visualizes the ear canal and tympanic membrane. Light is funnelled into the instrument and the image of the ear is reflected from an internal mirror towards the eye piece.

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Folding Pince-nez Spectacles

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Spectacles, glass and gold, c 1840s-c 1850s.

Pictured here is a pair of pince-nez spectacles with a folding mechanism for easy storage. Pince-nez literally translates to "to pinch the nose", which perfectly describes how they were worn. The glasses sat at the end of the nose and were often supported by ear chains.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1840-1850s

Identifier

2003/77.20

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Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Metal and glass.

Description

Spectacles, glass and gold, c 1840s-c 1850s.

Pictured here is a pair of pince-nez spectacles with a folding mechanism for easy storage. Pince-nez literally translates to "to pinch the nose", which perfectly describes how they were worn. The glasses sat at the end of the nose and were often supported by ear chains.

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Cambridge Portable Cardiograph

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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

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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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Apothecary Weight Scales

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

Creator

Avery Ltd.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2013/2.1

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Materials

Brass; wood.

Description

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

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Percussion hammer and pleximeter in velvet lined box.

Description

A pleximeter (sometimes "plexor") is a small hammer that is used during clinical examinations to test the reflexes of the patient. One such reflex is the knee jerk reflex. The doctor will strike the patellar ligament of the patient and measure the reflex response to examine the patient's nervous tissue.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2015/234.2

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 5 cm

Materials

Ivory, wood, and metal.

Description

A pleximeter (sometimes "plexor") is a small hammer that is used during clinical examinations to test the reflexes of the patient. One such reflex is the knee jerk reflex. The doctor will strike the patellar ligament of the patient and measure the reflex response to examine the patient's nervous tissue.

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Schimmelbusch's Collapsible Mask

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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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Morton-Pattern Ophthalmoscope

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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

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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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Pair of spectacles

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Spectacles, glass and metal.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/77.12

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.8 cm

Materials

Metal and glass.

Description

Spectacles, glass and metal.

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Dental Foot Drill

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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

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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.

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St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medal

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St. Bartholomew's Hospital medal, metal, in leather-covered box, c 1923.

On one side is the face of Dr William Harvey, the first physician to accurately describe and explain the workings of the cardiovascular system. On the other side is Rahere, who founded the St. Bartholomew Hospital in 1123.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1923

Identifier

2003/40.11

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Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 5 cm

Materials

Leather, metal, silk, and velvet.

Description

St. Bartholomew's Hospital medal, metal, in leather-covered box, c 1923.

On one side is the face of Dr William Harvey, the first physician to accurately describe and explain the workings of the cardiovascular system. On the other side is Rahere, who founded the St. Bartholomew Hospital in 1123.

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International Medical Congress Medal

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International Medical Congress medal, metal, c 1894.

Date

c. 1894

Identifier

2003/40.7

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Diameter: 3.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

International Medical Congress medal, metal, c 1894.

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Singer Stitching Instrument

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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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Milne Murray's Midwifery Forceps

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Milne Murray's midwifery forceps, with detachable tractors. Screw fitting on forceps blades. Stainless steel.

Date

c. 1920-1940s

Identifier

2007/1.1

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Materials

Stainless steel.

Description

Milne Murray's midwifery forceps, with detachable tractors. Screw fitting on forceps blades. Stainless steel.

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Wooden case of breast knives

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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

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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.

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ENT Examination Chair

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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

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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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Operating Table used by Sir William Macewen

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Sir William Macewen (1848-1924) carried out surgery using this operating table at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. The table, which is wooden, is mounted on wheels and has a mechanism enabling it to be raised at one end. It was discovered by a porter in an old storeroom in the McKelvie Hospital, Oban and was presented to the College by the Board of Management for Oban and District Hospitals in 1954.

Sir William Macewen was a surgeon who attempted operations which had never been done before. His work can be divided into three broad categories: surgical cure of hernia; surgical solutions for problems of the bones and joints; and surgical solutions for afflictions of the central nervous system. In 1874 Macewen became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and in November of the same year he was appointed to the staff of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. This appointment marked the beginning of a period of great activity and illustrious achievements. As a former student of Lister's, Macewen moved beyond Lister's precedents by seeking to create the ideal germ-free conditions in his operating theatre.

Macewen's scrupulous attention to detail involved the meticulous preparation of his own hands and arms before surgery, and those of his nurses and assistants. For surgery he dressed in a gown which could be sterilised between operations, to the derision of many of his contemporaries. Sir William Macewen had his own instruments made, formed from a single piece of steel, in order to ensure that they were fully sterile.

When Macewen was working at the Royal Infirmary his nurses purchased a fish kettle to be used for sterilising instruments, after the hospital authorities had refused to fund a container for the purpose. In 1892 Macewen became Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow and transferred his surgical activities from the Royal to the Western Infirmary. In 1913 he became an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2006/3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 180 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Sir William Macewen (1848-1924) carried out surgery using this operating table at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. The table, which is wooden, is mounted on wheels and has a mechanism enabling it to be raised at one end. It was discovered by a porter in an old storeroom in the McKelvie Hospital, Oban and was presented to the College by the Board of Management for Oban and District Hospitals in 1954.

Sir William Macewen was a surgeon who attempted operations which had never been done before. His work can be divided into three broad categories: surgical cure of hernia; surgical solutions for problems of the bones and joints; and surgical solutions for afflictions of the central nervous system. In 1874 Macewen became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and in November of the same year he was appointed to the staff of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. This appointment marked the beginning of a period of great activity and illustrious achievements. As a former student of Lister's, Macewen moved beyond Lister's precedents by seeking to create the ideal germ-free conditions in his operating theatre.

Macewen's scrupulous attention to detail involved the meticulous preparation of his own hands and arms before surgery, and those of his nurses and assistants. For surgery he dressed in a gown which could be sterilised between operations, to the derision of many of his contemporaries. Sir William Macewen had his own instruments made, formed from a single piece of steel, in order to ensure that they were fully sterile.

When Macewen was working at the Royal Infirmary his nurses purchased a fish kettle to be used for sterilising instruments, after the hospital authorities had refused to fund a container for the purpose. In 1892 Macewen became Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow and transferred his surgical activities from the Royal to the Western Infirmary. In 1913 he became an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Medicine Chest

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A George III mahogany apothecary's box, the hinged lid enclosing fitted interior with bottles, above fitted drawer.

Similar to one illustrated in Sotheby's Fine scientific and medical instruments, cameras, weights and measures, 1985, no. 211: a 19th century mahogany medicine chest, the hinged lid enclosing a series of bottle compartments, single fitted drawer with recessed brass handle to base, brass drop handles to either side.

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 27 cm

Materials

Glass, mahogany, and velvet.

Description

A George III mahogany apothecary's box, the hinged lid enclosing fitted interior with bottles, above fitted drawer.

Similar to one illustrated in Sotheby's Fine scientific and medical instruments, cameras, weights and measures, 1985, no. 211: a 19th century mahogany medicine chest, the hinged lid enclosing a series of bottle compartments, single fitted drawer with recessed brass handle to base, brass drop handles to either side.

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Amputation Saw with Detachable Handle

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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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Dr David Livingstone Humerus Cast

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A replica cast of David Livingstone's left humerus, showing a compound fracture which occurred when he was mauled by a lion on his first expedition. The cast being made prior to his internment in Westminster Abbey, the old healed fracture proved that the remains were indeed those of David Livingstone. It was presented to the Royal College by the Livingstone Memorial Trust in 1973 on the anniversary of his death, and is contained within a modern glazed case.

Date

c. 1874

Identifier

2006/6

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 36 cm

Materials

Plaster cast.

Description

A replica cast of David Livingstone's left humerus, showing a compound fracture which occurred when he was mauled by a lion on his first expedition. The cast being made prior to his internment in Westminster Abbey, the old healed fracture proved that the remains were indeed those of David Livingstone. It was presented to the Royal College by the Livingstone Memorial Trust in 1973 on the anniversary of his death, and is contained within a modern glazed case.


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Petit-Type Tourniquet

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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

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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.

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Horsley's Skull Trephine

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Complete with detachable T-handle. 1 inch diameter trephine in this instance, but instrument could be obtained with 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch diameter trephines. Nickel plated.

A trephine is a medical device used to burr a hole into the patient's skull. This trephine dates from 1890-1940, and would have been turned manually to make a cut into the skull. This procedure would allow the surgeon to access the brain without removing the entire skull bone.

Date

c. 1890-1940

Identifier

2006/7.37

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Physical Dimensions

11.6 x 11.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Complete with detachable T-handle. 1 inch diameter trephine in this instance, but instrument could be obtained with 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch diameter trephines. Nickel plated.

A trephine is a medical device used to burr a hole into the patient's skull. This trephine dates from 1890-1940, and would have been turned manually to make a cut into the skull. This procedure would allow the surgeon to access the brain without removing the entire skull bone.

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Lister's Graduation Gown

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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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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

Stoppered Glass Bottle

Description

Stoppered glass bottle in metal case with bayonet catch, 1900s-1930s.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900-1930s

Identifier

1996/2.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 11.3 cm (bottle); 12.4 cm (case)

Materials

Metal and glass.

Description

Stoppered glass bottle in metal case with bayonet catch, 1900s-1930s.


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Box of Aseptules Saline Solution

Description

Red fitted cardboard box containing twelve sealed glass ampoules for marking up Normal saline. Each ampoule is labelled and in a separate compartment.

Made by Messrs Oppenheimer, Son & Co, Manufacturing Chemists, 14 Worship Street, LONDON EC (reference dated July 1897), later removed to 179, Queen Victoria Street, LONDON EC (reference dated 1900)

Creator

Oppenheimer Son & Co., Ltd.

Date

c. 1897

Identifier

2006/7.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16.7 x 3.3 x 2 cm

Materials

Cardboard and glass.

Description

Red fitted cardboard box containing twelve sealed glass ampoules for marking up Normal saline. Each ampoule is labelled and in a separate compartment.

Made by Messrs Oppenheimer, Son & Co, Manufacturing Chemists, 14 Worship Street, LONDON EC (reference dated July 1897), later removed to 179, Queen Victoria Street, LONDON EC (reference dated 1900)

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Stoppered Glass Bottle of Gentian Violet

Description

Stoppered glass bottle, 20th century.

Gentian Violet is a chemical stain most commonly used in histology. In medicine, this chemical can be used as an antiseptic for fungal conditions, such as Athlete's Foot. It can also be put on open wounds to prevent any infection.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/2.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 8.2 cm

Materials

Glass

Description

Stoppered glass bottle, 20th century.

Gentian Violet is a chemical stain most commonly used in histology. In medicine, this chemical can be used as an antiseptic for fungal conditions, such as Athlete's Foot. It can also be put on open wounds to prevent any infection.

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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

Darby's Hard Buff Polishers for the Dental Engine

Description

Polishing pads for carrying pumice and other powders for cleaning teeth and polishing restorations.

This cardboard box contains several buff polishers, which would be placed at the end of the drill to polish teeth.

Creator

General Dental MFG Co.

Date

c. 1910

Identifier

HD/51

Description

Polishing pads for carrying pumice and other powders for cleaning teeth and polishing restorations.

This cardboard box contains several buff polishers, which would be placed at the end of the drill to polish teeth.

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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.

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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

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

Newman Cystoscope

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.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2003/191

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

Enamelled Iron Basin

Description

This iron basin belonged to Dr Maud Perry Menzies during her time working in the RAMC during the Second World War. After the War, she returned to Glasgow and worked as a Medical Officer of Health.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1930s-1940s

Identifier

1999/3.2.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 cm

Materials

Enamel, iron, canvas, and leather.

Description

This iron basin belonged to Dr Maud Perry Menzies during her time working in the RAMC during the Second World War. After the War, she returned to Glasgow and worked as a Medical Officer of Health.

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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.

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Title

Glasgow Eye Infirmary School of Nursing Badge

Description

Glasgow Eye Infirmary School of Nursing badge, enamel and metal, c 1960s.

The Glasgow Eye Infirmary was founded in 1824. In 1874 it moved into purpose built accommodation in the West End of Glasgow at Berkeley St which, by the late 1880s, had over 100 beds. The Infirmary continued to run an outpatients department in the East End. In 1945 the Spencer Research Committee was formed with capital of over £12,000, to oversee research in the GEI. In 1971 the entire in-patient accommodation at Berkeley St was destroyed by fire. From 1948 to 1974 the Glasgow Eye Infirmary was under the Board of Management for Glasgow Western (later Western and Gartnavel) Hospitals. In 1974 it was placed in the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board and in 1993 it became the responsibility of the West Glasgow University NHS Trust. It was transferred to Gartnavel Hospital in 1998.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2003/77.51

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 3.2 cm

Materials

Enamel and metal.

Description

Glasgow Eye Infirmary School of Nursing badge, enamel and metal, c 1960s.

The Glasgow Eye Infirmary was founded in 1824. In 1874 it moved into purpose built accommodation in the West End of Glasgow at Berkeley St which, by the late 1880s, had over 100 beds. The Infirmary continued to run an outpatients department in the East End. In 1945 the Spencer Research Committee was formed with capital of over £12,000, to oversee research in the GEI. In 1971 the entire in-patient accommodation at Berkeley St was destroyed by fire. From 1948 to 1974 the Glasgow Eye Infirmary was under the Board of Management for Glasgow Western (later Western and Gartnavel) Hospitals. In 1974 it was placed in the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board and in 1993 it became the responsibility of the West Glasgow University NHS Trust. It was transferred to Gartnavel Hospital in 1998.

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

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.

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Title

Scotch Dual Hone

Description

Hone, glass, 20th century.

Pictured here is a knife sharpening stone typically used for podiatric tools. The label reads, "Made in Scotland, the celebrated Scotch Dual Hone". The stone itself is named "Wanter of Ayr" stone or "Tam O' Shanter" stone, referring to a specific type of stone mined in Ayr. The name Tam O' Shanter links back to the famous Robert Burns poem of the same name, where Tam O' Shanter encounters mystical beings when riding home after an evening drinking in the pub.

Creator

The Water of Ayr & Tam O' Shanter Hone Works Ltd.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2000/3.111

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 6.1 cm

Materials

Stone

Description

Hone, glass, 20th century.

Pictured here is a knife sharpening stone typically used for podiatric tools. The label reads, "Made in Scotland, the celebrated Scotch Dual Hone". The stone itself is named "Wanter of Ayr" stone or "Tam O' Shanter" stone, referring to a specific type of stone mined in Ayr. The name Tam O' Shanter links back to the famous Robert Burns poem of the same name, where Tam O' Shanter encounters mystical beings when riding home after an evening drinking in the pub.

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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

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

William Beatty's Bullet Forceps

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.

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

metal
wood

Description

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

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Title

Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

Description

Set of Ferguson's vagical speculae. The three narrower instruments are chrome/nickel plated, and the widest is made of an early plastic, probably cream bakelite.

These vaginal speculae were designed by Sir William Fergusson, a prominent Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. It was used for examination of the female reproductive tract and for the easy access of surgical instruments.

Creator

Sir William Fergusson

Date

c. 1910-1940s

Identifier

2007/1.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Between 13.6 x 2.5 cm and 13 x 4.2 cm.

Materials

Chrome, nickel, and plastic.

Description

Set of Ferguson's vagical speculae. The three narrower instruments are chrome/nickel plated, and the widest is made of an early plastic, probably cream bakelite.

These vaginal speculae were designed by Sir William Fergusson, a prominent Scottish surgeon during the 1800s. It was used for examination of the female reproductive tract and for the easy access of surgical instruments.

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

Rolls Razor Imperial model 2

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.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2005/6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

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.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/219

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

Obstetrical Fillet

Description

Fillet, metal, whalebone and wood, 18th century.

This instrument was used to assist in the birth of the baby, particularly with the safe passage of the child through the birth canal. The whalebone loop could be placed around the body or head of the baby, which would then gently be dragged out.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1700s

Identifier

2003/46

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.6 cm

Materials

Metal, whalebone, and wood.

Description

Fillet, metal, whalebone and wood, 18th century.

This instrument was used to assist in the birth of the baby, particularly with the safe passage of the child through the birth canal. The whalebone loop could be placed around the body or head of the baby, which would then gently be dragged out.

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Title

Perforator

Description

Perforator, metal.

A perforator was one of the more gruesome tools of obstetrics, used to pierce the head of the dead foetus to save the life of the mother. This particular perforator is metal and most likely dates from the 1800-1900s.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/82.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 27.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Perforator, metal.

A perforator was one of the more gruesome tools of obstetrics, used to pierce the head of the dead foetus to save the life of the mother. This particular perforator is metal and most likely dates from the 1800-1900s.

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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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William Harvey Medal

Description

William Harvey medal, metal, c 1823.

Pictured here is an example of a William Harvey medal from 1823. The inscription reads, "William Harvey, born in Kent 1578, died in London 1657, Numismatic Series of Illustrious Lives". This medal was sold as part of a series to commemorate the life of the English physician, William Harvey. Harvey is most well-known for his description of the systemic circulation of the human body, which was the first accurate description of this system in history.

Creator

Durand, France

Date

c. 1823

Identifier

2003/40.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 4.1 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

William Harvey medal, metal, c 1823.

Pictured here is an example of a William Harvey medal from 1823. The inscription reads, "William Harvey, born in Kent 1578, died in London 1657, Numismatic Series of Illustrious Lives". This medal was sold as part of a series to commemorate the life of the English physician, William Harvey. Harvey is most well-known for his description of the systemic circulation of the human body, which was the first accurate description of this system in history.

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Title

Portable Syringe Outfit

Description

Portable syringe outfit, with syringe and hypodermic needles, c 1955.

Pictured here is a syringe set, containing a glass syringe and several hypodermic needles held within a white plastic case.

Creator

Everett

Date

c. 1955

Identifier

2000/2.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Plastic, stainless steel, and glass.

Description

Portable syringe outfit, with syringe and hypodermic needles, c 1955.

Pictured here is a syringe set, containing a glass syringe and several hypodermic needles held within a white plastic case.

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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

Lacrimal Irrigation Syringe

Description

Lachrymal irrigation syringe, glass, gold and metal, c 1875-c 1900.

This syringe would have been used to wash out the lacrimal system of the eye.

Creator

Creuzan, Bordeaux.

Date

c. 1875-1900

Identifier

2003/77.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.5 cm

Materials

Glass, gold and metal.

Description

Lachrymal irrigation syringe, glass, gold and metal, c 1875-c 1900.

This syringe would have been used to wash out the lacrimal system of the eye.

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Title

Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset

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.

Date

c. 1925

Identifier

2003/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

Hydraulic Power Toothbrush

Description

Pictured here is a hydraulic toothbrush dating from 1940. This toothbrush would have been powered by hydraulics, with the movement of water flowing through the brush resulting in the rotation of the brush head.

Creator

Jenkins Production Ltd.

Date

c. 1940

Identifier

HD/57

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Pictured here is a hydraulic toothbrush dating from 1940. This toothbrush would have been powered by hydraulics, with the movement of water flowing through the brush resulting in the rotation of the brush head.

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Hook Retractors

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Double blunt hook, grooved handle. Nickel plated.

These hook retractors would have been used to retract bodily tissues during a surgical operation.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1880-1960

Identifier

2006/7.26.1
2006/7.26.2

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Physical Dimensions

16 x 0.8 cm

Materials

Nickel-plated steel.

Description

Double blunt hook, grooved handle. Nickel plated.

These hook retractors would have been used to retract bodily tissues during a surgical operation.

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Seal Stamp from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Description

Seal stamp, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children was opened at Garnethill in December 1882 with 58 beds. A further 16 were added in 1887 when a house next door was converted into an annexe. By the 1900s the building could no longer cope with Glasgow’s growing population. In 1914, it moved to a new building at Yorkhill, giving the hospital its popular name. Fellows of the College were involved in the RHSC when it opened, for example Hector C. Cameron, William Macewen and William Leishman. The great historian of the College, James Finlayson, held the office of Physician to the hospital from 1883 to 1898 and on retiring was elected Consulting Physician.

Creator

D. Cunninghame, Die Sinker & c.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2015/2.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6000x4000

Description

Seal stamp, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children was opened at Garnethill in December 1882 with 58 beds. A further 16 were added in 1887 when a house next door was converted into an annexe. By the 1900s the building could no longer cope with Glasgow’s growing population. In 1914, it moved to a new building at Yorkhill, giving the hospital its popular name. Fellows of the College were involved in the RHSC when it opened, for example Hector C. Cameron, William Macewen and William Leishman. The great historian of the College, James Finlayson, held the office of Physician to the hospital from 1883 to 1898 and on retiring was elected Consulting Physician.

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Ophthalmodynamometer

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Ophthalmic dynamometer, in cardboard tube, c 1910s-c 1920s.

Pictured here is an example of an opthalmodynamomter dating from 1917. Manufactured by Giroux of France, this instrument would have been used to test the blood pressure of the retinal vessels at the back of the eye. This technique was invented by the French ophthalmologist, Paul Bailliart in 1917. The instrument is a rod-shaped piston with a convex head, which is pressed against the lateral side of the eye with the retina being observed through an ophthalmoscope. The pressure is increased in 10 gram intervals.

Creator

Paul Bailliart

Date

c. 1917

Identifier

2003/77.66

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Physical Dimensions

34.3 cm; 46.7 cm

Materials

Metal and wood.

Description

Ophthalmic dynamometer, in cardboard tube, c 1910s-c 1920s.

Pictured here is an example of an opthalmodynamomter dating from 1917. Manufactured by Giroux of France, this instrument would have been used to test the blood pressure of the retinal vessels at the back of the eye. This technique was invented by the French ophthalmologist, Paul Bailliart in 1917. The instrument is a rod-shaped piston with a convex head, which is pressed against the lateral side of the eye with the retina being observed through an ophthalmoscope. The pressure is increased in 10 gram intervals.

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Clockwork Corneal Trephine

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Corneal trephine, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1850s-c 1880s.

Pictured here is a corneal trephine powered by a clockwork mechanism, manufactured by Koutny. It is held in a leather box lined with velvet, along with 4 different trephine heads and scaler. By winding up the trephine, the instrument would be used to drill into a portion of the cornea for removal.

Creator

Koutny

Date

c. 1850-1890s

Identifier

2003/77.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 11 cm (case)

Materials

Metal, leather, and velvet.

Description

Corneal trephine, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1850s-c 1880s.

Pictured here is a corneal trephine powered by a clockwork mechanism, manufactured by Koutny. It is held in a leather box lined with velvet, along with 4 different trephine heads and scaler. By winding up the trephine, the instrument would be used to drill into a portion of the cornea for removal.

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Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer

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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

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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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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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Glasgow Royal Infirmary Lecture Cards

Description

Pictured here is a box of lecture attendance cards that once belonged to William Liddell, a former licentiate of the RCPSG. Some of the attendance cards were for lectures in anatomy and physiology, surgical rounds, and patient visits.

Creator

Various

Date

c. 1826-1832.

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/11/50/11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood and card.

Description

Pictured here is a box of lecture attendance cards that once belonged to William Liddell, a former licentiate of the RCPSG. Some of the attendance cards were for lectures in anatomy and physiology, surgical rounds, and patient visits.

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Transilluminator

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Transluminator, in leather-covered case, c 1900s.

A transilluminator is any device that projects light through a substance for examination. This specific transilluminator dates from the 1900s, and is held in a leather case with a spare light bulb. It was manufactured by R. Jung and Heidelberg.

Creator

R. Jung & Heidelberg

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/77.37

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm

Materials

Glass, leather, metal, plastic, satin, velvet.

Description

Transluminator, in leather-covered case, c 1900s.

A transilluminator is any device that projects light through a substance for examination. This specific transilluminator dates from the 1900s, and is held in a leather case with a spare light bulb. It was manufactured by R. Jung and Heidelberg.

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Automatic Trichloroethylene Analgesia Apparatus

Description

Automatic trichloroethylene analgesia apparatus, in metal case, c 1949.

This apparatus is held within a metal container and has detachable tubing for a facemask. It was manufactured by Teddington MIE Ltd.

Creator

Teddington MIE Ltd.

Date

c. 1949

Identifier

2003/79

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28.5 cm

Materials

Metal, rubber, glass.

Description

Automatic trichloroethylene analgesia apparatus, in metal case, c 1949.

This apparatus is held within a metal container and has detachable tubing for a facemask. It was manufactured by Teddington MIE Ltd.

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Beale's Self-Illuminating Ophthalmoscope

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Beale self-illuminating ophthalmoscope, in wooden case, c 1860s-c 1880s.

This self-illuminating ophthalmoscope dates from the late 19th century and was invented by Lionel Beale, a British physician working in London. The ophthalmoscope was illuminated by a flame, kept alight by a spirit burner contained within the stand of the instrument.

Creator

Lionel Beale, manufactured by Hawksley of London

Date

c. 1860-1880s

Identifier

2003/77.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 31 cm

Materials

Brass, Glass, Wood.

Description

Beale self-illuminating ophthalmoscope, in wooden case, c 1860s-c 1880s.

This self-illuminating ophthalmoscope dates from the late 19th century and was invented by Lionel Beale, a British physician working in London. The ophthalmoscope was illuminated by a flame, kept alight by a spirit burner contained within the stand of the instrument.

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Woodcut of Coloboma of the Iris

Description

Woodcut of coloboma of the iris, wood, mounted on card, 19th century.

This woodcut was designed by Wharton Jones and Richie Brown with the intention of including the illustration in a textbook on ophthalmology that William Mackenzie was developing.

Creator

Wharton Jones and Richie Brown

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/77.52

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 4.4 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Woodcut of coloboma of the iris, wood, mounted on card, 19th century.

This woodcut was designed by Wharton Jones and Richie Brown with the intention of including the illustration in a textbook on ophthalmology that William Mackenzie was developing.

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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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Laennec Monaural Stethoscope

Description

Laennec stethoscope, wood, early 19th century.

Early monaural stethoscope as devised by Dr Rene Laennec, early 19th century. The Breton doctor, Rene Laennec of Quimper (1781-1826) first invented the stethoscope in 1816. Confronted by a stout woman with an apparent heart condition, Laennec found that he was unable to use hand or ear to examine the patient without embarrassment, so he used a tightly rolled sheaf of papers, one end of which he placed against the precordial region and the other to his ear. He was able thereby to hear the heart with greater clarity than he had ever done before. Laennec developed a stethoscope which consisted of a simple wooden cylinder that could be unscrewed in the middle for carrying in the pocket.

Creator

Rene Laennec

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/50

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 31 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Laennec stethoscope, wood, early 19th century.

Early monaural stethoscope as devised by Dr Rene Laennec, early 19th century. The Breton doctor, Rene Laennec of Quimper (1781-1826) first invented the stethoscope in 1816. Confronted by a stout woman with an apparent heart condition, Laennec found that he was unable to use hand or ear to examine the patient without embarrassment, so he used a tightly rolled sheaf of papers, one end of which he placed against the precordial region and the other to his ear. He was able thereby to hear the heart with greater clarity than he had ever done before. Laennec developed a stethoscope which consisted of a simple wooden cylinder that could be unscrewed in the middle for carrying in the pocket.

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Schiotz's Improved Tonometer

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.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/77.54

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

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.

Date

c. 1906-1920s.

Identifier

2003/77.40.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

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.

Date

c. 1906-1920

Identifier

2003/77.40.17

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Set of Undine Irrigators

Description

Undine irrigator, metal, c 1850s-c 1900s.

Undine irrigators are ophthalmic instruments used to clean out the inner surface of the eyelids of a patient. The flow of the cleansing liquid would be controlled by placing the thumb over the spout.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/77.22
2003/77.23

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Undine irrigator, metal, c 1850s-c 1900s.

Undine irrigators are ophthalmic instruments used to clean out the inner surface of the eyelids of a patient. The flow of the cleansing liquid would be controlled by placing the thumb over the spout.

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Mathieu-Style Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, c 1929.

Tonsil Guillotines are surgical instruments used during a tonsillectomy, a procedure where the palatine tonsils are removed.

The hook of the guillotine is placed around the tonsil and a sharp blade passes through to slice the tonsil off. Much caution was required to prevent haemorrhaging in the patient.

Creator

Mathieu, France

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2003/135

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 26 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, c 1929.

Tonsil Guillotines are surgical instruments used during a tonsillectomy, a procedure where the palatine tonsils are removed.

The hook of the guillotine is placed around the tonsil and a sharp blade passes through to slice the tonsil off. Much caution was required to prevent haemorrhaging in the patient.

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Spectacles with Side Cups

Description

Spectacles, fitted with side-cups, glass and metal.

These glasses were most likely used in a laboratory, with the side cups preventing any debris from entering the eyes.

Creator

Unknown

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2003/77.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm

Materials

Metal, mesh wire.

Description

Spectacles, fitted with side-cups, glass and metal.

These glasses were most likely used in a laboratory, with the side cups preventing any debris from entering the eyes.

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Lorgnette

Description

Lorgnettes, glass and gold, c 1920s-c 1930s.

A lorgnette is a style of glasses where the lenses must be held in front of the eyes by a handle rather than worn on the face. This lorgnette has a spring mechanism for easy storage in a pocket. Lorgnettes were classically worn by those of a higher class, especially whilst watching an opera!

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1920-1930s

Identifier

2003/77.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.2 cm

Materials

Glass, gold.

Description

Lorgnettes, glass and gold, c 1920s-c 1930s.

A lorgnette is a style of glasses where the lenses must be held in front of the eyes by a handle rather than worn on the face. This lorgnette has a spring mechanism for easy storage in a pocket. Lorgnettes were classically worn by those of a higher class, especially whilst watching an opera!

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Quizzing Glass

Description

Quizzing glass, enamel, glass and gold, c 1800s-1850s.

Quizzing glasses were named so due to the tendency for the wearer to hold up the lens and "quiz" the person or object that they were looking at. This style of spectacle is simply a magnifying glass and was often attached to a chain when worn.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1800-1850s

Identifier

2003/77.9

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Description

Quizzing glass, enamel, glass and gold, c 1800s-1850s.

Quizzing glasses were named so due to the tendency for the wearer to hold up the lens and "quiz" the person or object that they were looking at. This style of spectacle is simply a magnifying glass and was often attached to a chain when worn.

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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.

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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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Bottle of Laudanum

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Pictured here is a glass bottle that once contained a solution of Laudanum. Laudanum contains about 1% of morphine and was a remedy for menstrual cramps during the time of the Victorians. Although a pain reliever, this substance is incredibly addictive!

Creator

The Medical Hall, Edinburgh

Date

c. Unknown

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Pictured here is a glass bottle that once contained a solution of Laudanum. Laudanum contains about 1% of morphine and was a remedy for menstrual cramps during the time of the Victorians. Although a pain reliever, this substance is incredibly addictive!

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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.

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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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Length: 13.5 cm

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Metal

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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.

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18th century book of herbal remedies

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Whilst it is impossible to know exactly when we first started using herbs and plants for medicinal purposes, archaeological evidence suggests that herbs have been used in Scotland since the Bronze age. Indeed the use of herbs as healing remedies goes back to the very beginnings of medicine itself, from 3700 B.C. Egypt, followed by the Chinese and later the Greeks and Romans. The earliest written account of herbal remedies comes from China and dates back to 2800 B.C.

In Scotland there has been a long held tradition of herbal folk medicine. However, written accounts of commonly used remedies did not appear until very much more recent times, knowledge of plants having been initially passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Particularly in the more remote areas of Scotland, folk medicine was handed down by tradition, with little change, until the 17th Century. Opportunities for medical education were limited, and means of transport extremely bad, making it difficult for medical practitioners to reach patients out with the principal towns. As a result many had to rely to a great extent upon remedies which were available locally.

The provenance is unknown for the College’s 18th century herbal but it is believed to come from lowland Scotland. It was digitised courtesy of the Scottish Archive Network and is an excellent example of the way in which the remedies, previously passed from generation to generation as an oral tradition, began to be collected together in hand-written volumes. Many examples of similar documents can be found within collections of household manuscripts, correspondence and accounts, and it would appear that many households across the social spectrum kept such documents

Many herbals, particularly those belonging to Scottish land-owning families, were very decorative, typically leather bound and often interspersed with ornately decorated pages with drawings and elaborate hand-writing. Individual volumes were often written in different hands with recipes and remedies occasionally being attributed to individuals. Indeed a particular 18th century volume (in the National Library of Scotland) entitled ‘Physick and Cookery of various Kinds’ compiled by Martha Bruce, Countess of Elgin, contains contributions from eminent individuals including Dr Herman Boerhaave’s cure for Chilblains and Asthma and remedies from Dr Ratcliffe, Physician to Queen Anne.

Herbals often contained not only herbal remedies but also recipes and beauty and household remedies, and in later years, the traditional household herbal came to resemble more of a cookery book with sections for herbal remedies being relegated to the back of the volume. The remedies and recipes often remained unchanged with the same herbs and methods being used for centuries.

This particular volume is only a small illustration of the abundance of similar material which can be found in public and private collections of household papers, and provides a small insight into the strong tradition of herbal medicine which has existed in Scotland down the ages.

Date

18th century

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/3/1

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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Whilst it is impossible to know exactly when we first started using herbs and plants for medicinal purposes, archaeological evidence suggests that herbs have been used in Scotland since the Bronze age. Indeed the use of herbs as healing remedies goes back to the very beginnings of medicine itself, from 3700 B.C. Egypt, followed by the Chinese and later the Greeks and Romans. The earliest written account of herbal remedies comes from China and dates back to 2800 B.C. In Scotland there has been a long held tradition of herbal folk medicine. However, written accounts of commonly used remedies did not appear until very much more recent times, knowledge of plants having been initially passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Particularly in the more remote areas of Scotland, folk medicine was handed down by tradition, with little change, until the 17th Century. Opportunities for medical education were limited, and means of transport extremely bad, making it difficult for medical practitioners to reach patients out with the principal towns. As a result many had to rely to a great extent upon remedies which were available locally. The provenance is unknown for the College’s 18th century herbal but it is believed to come from lowland Scotland. It was digitised courtesy of the Scottish Archive Network and is an excellent example of the way in which the remedies, previously passed from generation to generation as an oral tradition, began to be collected together in hand-written volumes. Many examples of similar documents can be found within collections of household manuscripts, correspondence and accounts, and it would appear that many households across the social spectrum kept such documents Many herbals, particularly those belonging to Scottish land-owning families, were very decorative, typically leather bound and often interspersed with ornately decorated pages with drawings and elaborate hand-writing. Individual volumes were often written in different hands with recipes and remedies occasionally being attributed to individuals. Indeed a particular 18th century volume (in the National Library of Scotland) entitled ‘Physick and Cookery of various Kinds’ compiled by Martha Bruce, Countess of Elgin, contains contributions from eminent individuals including Dr Herman Boerhaave’s cure for Chilblains and Asthma and remedies from Dr Ratcliffe, Physician to Queen Anne. Herbals often contained not only herbal remedies but also recipes and beauty and household remedies, and in later years, the traditional household herbal came to resemble more of a cookery book with sections for herbal remedies being relegated to the back of the volume. The remedies and recipes often remained unchanged with the same herbs and methods being used for centuries. This particular volume is only a small illustration of the abundance of similar material which can be found in public and private collections of household papers, and provides a small insight into the strong tradition of herbal medicine which has existed in Scotland down the ages.

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Adversaria Cleghorn [vol. 1]

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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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manuscript volume

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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]

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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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manuscript volume

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

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Atlas Der Ophthalmoscopie

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Atlas der ophthalmoscopie : darstellung des augengrundes im gesunden und krankhaften zustande enthaltend 12 tafeln mit 59 figuren in farbendruck. Nach der natur gemalt und erläutert / von Dr. Richard Liebreich.

This book came to the College from the library of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary, having previously belonged to Andrew Freeland Fergus, ophthalmologist and former President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. It was in quite poor condition when it was scanned - the binding had all but fallen apart, and this allowed us to get better pictures of each page. Once scanning was complete it was sent away for conservation. The book has recently returned from the conservator's workshop; it's now housed in a lovely new binding and stored alongside our rare book collections.

Richard Liebreich (1830-1917) was a German ophthalmologist and physiologist. In addition to this volume, the College library holds a similar atlas from 1863 and a short pamphlet.

Creator

Liebreich, Richard, 1830-1917

Date

1885

Identifier

Bookstore LIE [folio]

Publisher

August Hirschwald

Coverage

Berlin

Language

German

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print volume

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Atlas der ophthalmoscopie : darstellung des augengrundes im gesunden und krankhaften zustande enthaltend 12 tafeln mit 59 figuren in farbendruck. Nach der natur gemalt und erläutert / von Dr. Richard Liebreich.

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Robert Cleghorn's case book

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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

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manuscript volume

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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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Glasgow Royal Infirmary Surgical Inventory, 1825

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Inventory of the surgical instruments of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Note on inside states 'Presented for Preservation to the Directors of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by John Rowan, Honorary Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital, August 1925.'

Creator

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

1 August 1825

Identifier

RCPSG/28/1

Language

English

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paper

Description

Inventory of the surgical instruments of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Note on inside states 'Presented for Preservation to the Directors of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by John Rowan, Honorary Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital, August 1925.'

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

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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

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manuscript volume

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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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Register of inoculations, Glasgow (1832-1854)

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Continues the series of Vaccination Registers, recording the programme of inoculation carried out by the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. This volume is untitled, but the flyleaf at the back is marked, 'List Book of Inoculations of Faculty'. This volume covers the years 1832-1854.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1832-1854

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/11

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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Continues the series of Vaccination Registers, recording the programme of inoculation carried out by the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. This volume is untitled, but the flyleaf at the back is marked, 'List Book of Inoculations of Faculty'. This volume covers the years 1832-1854.

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

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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

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manuscript volume

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

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Turkey and the Crimea in 1855, Volume First

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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

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manuscript volume

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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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Turkey and the Crimea in 1855, Volume Second

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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

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manuscript volume

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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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Vaccination Register 1802-1803

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the second volume, covering 1802-1803.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1802-1803

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/2

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the second volume, covering 1802-1803.

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Vaccination Register 1803-1804

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the third volume, covering 1803-1804.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1803-1804

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/3

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the third volume, covering 1803-1804.

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Vaccination Register 1804-1806

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the fourth volume, covering 1804-1806.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1804-1806

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/4

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the fourth volume, covering 1804-1806.

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Vaccination Register 1806-1808

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the fifth volume, covering 1806-1808.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1806-1808

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/5

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the fifth volume, covering 1806-1808.

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Vaccination Register 1808-1811

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the sixth volume, covering 1808-1811.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1808-1811

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/6

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the sixth volume, covering 1808-1811.

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Vaccination Register 1811-1814

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the seventh volume, covering 1811-1814.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1811-1814

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/7

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the seventh volume, covering 1811-1814.

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Vaccination Register 1815-1819

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the eighth volume, covering 1815-1819.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1815-1819

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/8

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the eighth volume, covering 1815-1819.

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Vaccination Register 1819-1825

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the ninth volume, covering 1819-1825.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1819-1825

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/9

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the ninth volume, covering 1819-1825.

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Vaccination Register 1825-1831

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the tenth volume, covering 1825-1831.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1825-1831

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/10

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the tenth volume, covering 1825-1831.

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Vaccination Register 1801-1802

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation.

This is the first volume, covering 1801-1802.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1801-1802

Identifier

RCPSG/1/7/1

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Language

English

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manuscript volume

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The ten volumes in this series comprise a record of the inoculation programme carried out in Glasgow, probably by the FPSG. The early volumes contain detailed entries identifying patients and inoculators, with comments on each case. Later entries are less informative, although they do record the results of inoculation. This is the first volume, covering 1801-1802.

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Glasgow Royal Infirmary staff

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A photograph of staff outside the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, c. 1900

Date

c 1900

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RCPSG/1/12/10/2

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photograph

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A photograph of staff outside the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, c. 1900

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Glasgow Royal Infirmary building exterior

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An exterior view of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

c 1910

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RCPSG/1/12/10/8

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photograph

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An exterior view of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Aerial view of the new Glasgow Royal Infirmary buildings

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Aerial view of new Infirmary buildings as seen from Garngadhill/Roystonhill on the opposite side of the M8 motorway

Date

1995

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RCPSG/1/12/10/12

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photograph

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Aerial view of new Infirmary buildings as seen from Garngadhill/Roystonhill on the opposite side of the M8 motorway

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Ward in the Lister Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at the GRI

Date

c 1860/70

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RCPSG/28/24

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photograph

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at the GRI

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Medical Ward in the old Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Photograph of a medical ward in the old Glasgow Royal Infirmary building

Date

c 1880-1900

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RCPSG/28/25

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photograph

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Photograph of a medical ward in the old Glasgow Royal Infirmary building

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Ward 1, Lister Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Photograph of Ward 1 in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Dr Fife in the centre of the group.

Date

1890

Identifier

RCPSG/28/27

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photograph

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Photograph of Ward 1 in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Dr Fife in the centre of the group.

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Ward in the Lister Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

c 1900

Identifier

RCPSG/28/37

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photograph

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Ward in the Lister Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

c 1900

Identifier

RCPSG/28/38

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photograph

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Ward in the Lister Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

c 1900

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RCPSG/28/39

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photograph

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Ward in the Lister Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

c 1900

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RCPSG/28/40

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photograph

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Photograph of a ward in the Lister Block at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Group of children, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Photograph of a group of 5 children, patients at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

c 1900

Identifier

RCPSG/28/41

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photograph

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Photograph of a group of 5 children, patients at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Ward in the old Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Description

Photograph of a ward in the old Infirmary. Dr John Henderson 2nd from left

Date

early 20th century

Identifier

RCPSG/28/42

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph of a ward in the old Infirmary. Dr John Henderson 2nd from left

RCPSG-28-43 Medical Ward in Adams Block.jpg

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Title

Medical Ward in the Adams Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Description

Photograph of the medical ward in the Adams Block of Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

early 20th century

Identifier

RCPSG/28/43

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph of the medical ward in the Adams Block of Glasgow Royal Infirmary

RCPSG-28-49 Front view of Old Infirmary.jpg

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Title

Front view of the old Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Description

Photograph showing a front view of the old infirmary, which was built in 1794 and taken down in 1912

Date

early 20th century

Identifier

RCPSG/28/49

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph showing a front view of the old infirmary, which was built in 1794 and taken down in 1912

RCPSG-28-65 Dispensary outpatients.jpg

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Title

Dispensary outpatients waiting room, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Description

Photograph showing patients in the waiting room of the dispensary at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Known as the Gatehouse, this became the busiest casualty department in Glasgow. Staff from the Infirmary's surgical units worked here one day per week (before the role of A&E doctors was established). The patients' details were recorded by the Gate Porter.

Date

c 1914/15

Identifier

RCPSG/28/65

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph showing patients in the waiting room of the dispensary at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Known as the Gatehouse, this became the busiest casualty department in Glasgow. Staff from the Infirmary's surgical units worked here one day per week (before the role of A&E doctors was established). The patients' details were recorded by the Gate Porter.

RCPSG-28-81 Medical Ward.jpg

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Title

Medical ward, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Description

Photograph of a medical ward at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, c 1920.

Date

c 1920

Identifier

RCPSG/28/81

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph of a medical ward at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, c 1920.

RCPSG-28-139 View of Infirmary from the Necropolis.jpg

Details

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Title

View of Glasgow Royal Infirmary from the Necropolis

Description

Photograph showing the east-facing side of Glasgow Royal Infirmary as seen from the Necropolis,

Date

c 1940

Identifier

RCPSG/28/139

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph showing the east-facing side of Glasgow Royal Infirmary as seen from the Necropolis,

RCPSG-28-142 Group photo of TQ final year students.jpg

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Title

Triple Qualification final year students

Description

Composite group photograph of Triple Qualification Glasgow final year medicine students, 1932-1937, from St Mungo's College.
Left to right, from the front row:
  1. James Battersby
  2. Ian Murray
  3. Carstairs Douglas
  4. Andrew Allison
  5. John Henderson
  6. John Graham
  7. D. MacKay Hart
  8. John MacEwan
  9. A.A. Fitzgerald Peel
  10. A. Muir Crawford
  11. William Rankin
  12. Prof. J.R.C. Gordon
  13. Eric Oastler
  14. David Fyfe Anderso
  15. William Gilmour
  16. William Balderston
  17. Robert Stewart
  18. F. Pierce Hudson
  19. Douglas Maclurkin
  20. J.R. Connellu
  21. Hermen Felson
  22. Henry W. Gray
  23. David Simpson
  24. James McMillan
  25. Thomas McConnell
  26. Albert Fletcher
  27. Robert Cross
  28. A.M. Graham
  29. Jack Gillman
  30. Sidney Jack Kopet
  31. Cameron Fraser
  32. J. Gilmour Wilson
  33. William Gibson
  34. Thomas Angus
  35. A.S. Said
  36. Cyril Mandelstam
  37. Thomas Skeoch
  38. Murray Rubin
  39. John Lennox
  40. Louis Scrovroner
  41. Thomas Levin
  42. J.T. Sadler
  43. George Buchanan
  44. J.F. McKenna
  45. John Winning
  46. Edward Duschock
  47. Murray Levin
  48. David Goldman
  49. Max Symon
  50. Zola Alpert
  51. A. Hannah
  52. H.J. Walder
  53. Sol Wachter
  54. Victor Guyer
  55. Charles Speigel
  56. Alexander Waddell.

Date

1937

Identifier

RCPSG/28/142

Relation

Another framed copy in the museum collection at 2018/16.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Composite group photograph of Triple Qualification Glasgow final year medicine students, 1932-1937, from St Mungo's College.

RCPSG-1-12-2-55.jpg

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Title

Portrait of Joseph Lister

Description

Joseph Lister as a young man. Given to Professor Archibald Young by Dr John Stewart, Halifax, Nova Scotia, who was one of Lister's residents in Edinburgh.

Date

19th century

Identifier

RCPSG/1/12/2/55

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Joseph Lister as a young man. Given to Professor Archibald Young by Dr John Stewart, Halifax, Nova Scotia, who was one of Lister's residents in Edinburgh.

RCPSG-1-12-4-812-3.jpg

Details

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Title

Mr Colin MacKay laying a wreath at the tomb of Peter Lowe

Description

Photograph of College President, Mr Colin MacKay, laying a wreath at the tombstone of the founder of the College, Maister Peter Lowe, at Glasgow Cathedral.

Date

5 December 1999

Identifier

RCPSG/1/12/4/812/3

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph of College President, Mr Colin MacKay, laying a wreath at the tombstone of the founder of the College, Maister Peter Lowe, at Glasgow Cathedral.

RCPSG-1-12-5-14-01.jpg

Details

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Title

Dental Faculty Photograph Album

Description

Album relating to Dental Faculty includes photographs of:
  • Professor Thomas Cyril White
  • Group photograph from joint symposium 29 November 1990 "Physchological Aspects of Oral Disease", featuring from left to right - back: Professor D A McGowan, Mr P E Reeve and Dr F J Gould. Front: Dr P-J Lamey, Dr C Feinmann, Professor H J Eysenck, Dr A Pedersen and Dr G Graham
  • Lt Col John O Adeyemi (Fifth T C White visiting scholar) with The Dean of the Dental Faculty Professor D A McGowan
  • Two group photographs from Supper Colloquium. From left to right - Professor D A McGowan, Nr A D M Walker, Mr H G Robertson, Mr E W Battison and Mr R McBurnie
  • A third photograph from Supper Colloquium. From left to right - Mr A D M Walker, Professor D A McGowan, Mr H G Robertson, Mr E W Battison and Mr R McBurnie
  • Leaflet relating to "Special Interests in General Dental Practice"
  • Leaflet relating to "Psychological Aspects of Oral Disease"; Leaflet relating to "Alternative Medicine and Dentistry"
  • Group photograph of past coveners and present Dean attending the Anniversary Dinner. From left to right - Professor D K Mason, Mr H D Campbell, Mr A Cockburn, Professor D A McGowan (Dean), Professor J C Macdougall, Professor J Ireland and Mr A Carmichael
  • Picture of diners enjoying Anniversary Dinner
  • Photograph of some of the speakers for the Symposium at the Anniversary Dinner
  • Leaflet relating to 'Back to the Future: 25 Years of the FDS RCPS (Glasg)'
  • Photograph of Mr Simon Miller, first recipient of a T C White Orthodontic Medal with Professor D A McGowan, Dean of the Dental Faculty
  • Dr Fernando Escobar Munoz
  • Dr Raj T Bansyat being awarded his T C White Certificate by the Dean in the Lock Room
  • Dr Raj T Bansyat
  • Professor G Zarb and Professor K F Moos
  • Leaflet relating to "Advances in Head and Neck Imaging"; Group photograph. Including Dr Watson, Professor Moos, Professor Lamey, D A Miles, Dr P F Vander and Mr E T Parks
  • Leaflet relating to "Current Concerns in Dental Education in the USA"
  • Group photograph of four including Professor Moos, Mr A Cockburn and Professor D A McGowan
  • Leaflet relating to "Communication in Dentistry"
  • Group photograph of nine
  • Group photograph of eleven including Professor Moos
  • Leaflet relating to "The Orthodontist's Contribution"
  • Group photograph. From left to right - back: Dr K O'Brien, Mr F J Hill, Mr D Birnie, Dr J R Sandy and Dr M Mars. From left to right - front: Mr A Cockburn, Dr A P Howat, Prof K F Moos, Prof D A M Geddes and Prof W J S Kerr
  • Two photographs of Professor K Moos and Professor B C Leighton
  • Two photographs of Professor K Moos and Ms Margaret Hamilton
  • Leaflet relating to Communication in Dentistry "See Oursleves as Others see us"
  • Essay under same name; President Dr Gavin Shaw with members of Dental Council c. 1978-1980
  • Dr P-J Lamey and unknown
  • Photograph of Sir David Mason, Convener of the Dental Council with fellow members c. 1977-1980
  • Photograph of Sir Hugh Campbell with members of the Dental Committee c. 1986-1989
  • Leaflet and form relating to "Sedation in the Practice of Dentistry"

Creator

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1990-1994

Identifier

RCPSG/1/12/5/14

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph album

Description

Album relating to Dental Faculty includes photographs of: Professor Thomas Cyril White Group photograph from joint symposium 29 November 1990 "Physchological Aspects of Oral Disease", featuring from left to right - back: Professor D A McGowan, Mr P E Reeve and Dr F J Gould. Front: Dr P-J Lamey, Dr C Feinmann, Professor H J Eysenck, Dr A Pedersen and Dr G Graham Lt Col John O Adeyemi (Fifth T C White visiting scholar) with The Dean of the Dental Faculty Professor D A McGowan Two group photographs from Supper Colloquium. From left to right - Professor D A McGowan, Nr A D M Walker, Mr H G Robertson, Mr E W Battison and Mr R McBurnie A third photograph from Supper Colloquium. From left to right - Mr A D M Walker, Professor D A McGowan, Mr H G Robertson, Mr E W Battison and Mr R McBurnie Leaflet relating to "Special Interests in General Dental Practice" Leaflet relating to "Psychological Aspects of Oral Disease"; Leaflet relating to "Alternative Medicine and Dentistry" Group photograph of past coveners and present Dean attending the Anniversary Dinner. From left to right - Professor D K Mason, Mr H D Campbell, Mr A Cockburn, Professor D A McGowan (Dean), Professor J C Macdougall, Professor J Ireland and Mr A Carmichael Picture of diners enjoying Anniversary Dinner Photograph of some of the speakers for the Symposium at the Anniversary Dinner Leaflet relating to 'Back to the Future: 25 Years of the FDS RCPS (Glasg)' Photograph of Mr Simon Miller, first recipient of a T C White Orthodontic Medal with Professor D A McGowan, Dean of the Dental Faculty Dr Fernando Escobar Munoz Dr Raj T Bansyat being awarded his T C White Certificate by the Dean in the Lock Room Dr Raj T Bansyat Professor G Zarb and Professor K F Moos Leaflet relating to "Advances in Head and Neck Imaging"; Group photograph. Including Dr Watson, Professor Moos, Professor Lamey, D A Miles, Dr P F Vander and Mr E T Parks Leaflet relating to "Current Concerns in Dental Education in the USA" Group photograph of four including Professor Moos, Mr A Cockburn and Professor D A McGowan Leaflet relating to "Communication in Dentistry" Group photograph of nine Group photograph of eleven including Professor Moos Leaflet relating to "The Orthodontist's Contribution" Group photograph. From left to right - back: Dr K O'Brien, Mr F J Hill, Mr D Birnie, Dr J R Sandy and Dr M Mars. From left to right - front: Mr A Cockburn, Dr A P Howat, Prof K F Moos, Prof D A M Geddes and Prof W J S Kerr Two photographs of Professor K Moos and Professor B C Leighton Two photographs of Professor K Moos and Ms Margaret Hamilton Leaflet relating to Communication in Dentistry "See Oursleves as Others see us" Essay under same name; President Dr Gavin Shaw with members of Dental Council c. 1978-1980 Dr P-J Lamey and unknown Photograph of Sir David Mason, Convener of the Dental Council with fellow members c. 1977-1980 Photograph of Sir Hugh Campbell with members of the Dental Committee c. 1986-1989 Leaflet and form relating to "Sedation in the Practice of Dentistry"

RCPSG-28-109.jpg

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Title

Demolition of the Lister Ward

Description

Photograph showing the demolition of the Lister Ward at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

1924

Identifier

RCPSG/28/109

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph showing the demolition of the Lister Ward at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

RCPSG-28-135.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Glasgow Royal Infirmary Collection Day

Description

Photograph taken at Glasgow Royal Infirmary collection day in 1934. Charles McKirkle standing front left with a dog at his feet; Baillie Jeffrey to left of Minister; Minister McLeod; Ian Grant, standing front right (with bowler hat). Photograph given to Charles McKirkle by James Jeffrey, ex Baillie.

Date

1934

Identifier

RCPSG/28/135

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph taken at Glasgow Royal Infirmary collection day in 1934. Charles McKirkle standing front left with a dog at his feet; Baillie Jeffrey to left of Minister; Minister McLeod; Ian Grant, standing front right (with bowler hat). Photograph given to Charles McKirkle by James Jeffrey, ex Baillie.

RCPSG-44-3-8-1.jpg

Details

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Title

Scottish Society of Physicians group portrait

Description

Group photograph of members of the Scottish Society of Physicians at the Society's conference in Aberdeen, 1963. From the archive of Dr Gavin Brown Shaw (1919- 2007).

Date

1963

Identifier

RCPSG/44/3/8

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Group photograph of members of the Scottish Society of Physicians at the Society's conference in Aberdeen, 1963. From the archive of Dr Gavin Brown Shaw (1919- 2007).

RCPSG-52-8-9-1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Invitation to a reception at the City Chambers, Glasgow

Description

Mass X-Ray Campaign. Invitation from the Lord Provost to a reception at the City Chambers for the staff of the X-Ray units coming to Glasgow for the campaign. From the papers of Dr Alexander Dale (1901-1964)

Date

8 March 1957

Identifier

RCPSG/52/8/9/1

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

paper

Description

Mass X-Ray Campaign. Invitation from the Lord Provost to a reception at the City Chambers for the staff of the X-Ray units coming to Glasgow for the campaign. From the papers of Dr Alexander Dale (1901-1964)

RCPSG-52-19-5-60.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Mearnskirk Hospital

Description

Photograph of Mearnskirk Hospital, a tuberculosis hospital for children to the south of Glasgow. From the archive of Dr Alexander Dale, (1901-1964), Superintendent of the hospital.

Date

c 1948

Identifier

RCPSG/52/19/5/60

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Description

Photograph of Mearnskirk Hospital, a tuberculosis hospital for children to the south of Glasgow. From the archive of Dr Alexander Dale, (1901-1964), Superintendent of the hospital.

townshospital.jpg

Details

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Title

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.

288 - Old Tombs.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

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.

332 - Glasgow The Trongate.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

The Trongate, Glasgow

Description

Street scene of the Trongate. Presented by Sir John McNee, 1976.

Creator

Whitley, Tom(?)

Date

20th century

Identifier

332

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

paper

Physical Dimensions

52.5 x 36 cm

Description

Street scene of the Trongate. Presented by Sir John McNee, 1976.

348 - Banner Address to Sir Ronald Ross.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

2015.234_blood pressure apparatus 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Blood Pressure Apparatus

Date

c. 1800s

Description


2015.234.3_enema 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Enema

Description

Enema syringe in wooden box

Identifier

2015/234.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Enema pump length 25.5 cm

Materials

Brass and wood.

Description

Enema syringe in wooden box

2007.1.13_Elbow splint 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Levis' Metallic Elbow Splint

Description

Levis's Metallic Splint consisting of moulded thin nickel-plated perforated metal.

Date

1910-1930

Identifier

2007/1.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

metal

Description

Levis's Metallic Splint consisting of moulded thin nickel-plated perforated metal.

2003.49_tonsil guillotine 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine

Date

1860s

Identifier

2003/49

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 30 cm

Materials

Ebony, metal

Description

Tonsil guillotine

2000.7.12_st clair thomson adenoid curette 9.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

St Clair Thomson's Adenoid Curette

Description

St. Clair Thomson's adenoid curette

Date

1930

Identifier

2000/7.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

St. Clair Thomson's adenoid curette

2003.210.2_eye lens 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Eye Lens

Date

1800s

Identifier

2003/210.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, tortoiseshell

Description


2003.33_wilson type 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Wilson-Type Microscope

Description

Simple pocket microscope with five lenses and metal-mounted slide.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2003/33

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 7 cm

Materials

Glass; metal

Description

Simple pocket microscope with five lenses and metal-mounted slide.

2003.18_microscope 14.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

1998.2_microscope 32.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Microscope

Description

Microscope with slides of specimens, in wooden box.

Date

20th century

Identifier

1998/2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 19.1 cm

Materials

Wood, metal, glass.

Description

Microscope with slides of specimens, in wooden box.

2003.8_Osteotome 3 27th.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Macewen's Osteotomes

Description

Set of osteotomes, made by a Glasgow blacksmith, T. H. Macdonald, according to the specifications of the surgeon, Sir William Macewen. This was a new type of instrument devised and named by Macewen and used alongside the chisel in bone operations. The manufacture of the osteotomes was described in detail in Macewen's book, "Osteotomy", published in 1880. This particular set of osteotomes was used by Macewen with great success and he performed hundreds of osteotomies with them.

Date

1875

Identifier

2003/8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Set of osteotomes, made by a Glasgow blacksmith, T. H. Macdonald, according to the specifications of the surgeon, Sir William Macewen. This was a new type of instrument devised and named by Macewen and used alongside the chisel in bone operations. The manufacture of the osteotomes was described in detail in Macewen's book, "Osteotomy", published in 1880. This particular set of osteotomes was used by Macewen with great success and he performed hundreds of osteotomies with them.

1998.3_urine test stand 3.jpg

Details

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Title

Urine Test Stand

Description

Wooden stand with several glass containers to test urine samples.

Date

1930s

Identifier

1998/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood and glass

Description

Wooden stand with several glass containers to test urine samples.

2006.7.1_Laryngeal Examination 6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Case of laryngeal examination instruments

Description

The case is rigid, covered in black shagreen, with chrome plated edge protectors. Chrome plated single elongated hinge, and spring-loaded catch. Inner aspect of upper lid is lined with padded purple silk. Base is fitted with indentations for instruments and lined with purple suede.

Contains six laryngeal mirrors in graduated sizes, a blunt-ended curved metal probe, a metal handle fitted to take the mirrors and probe, and a head mirror 10.6cm in diameter, also elasticated headband (black with green edging) to receive the mirror.

Date

1910-1940

Identifier

2006/7.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20.5cm in length, 11.2cm in width, 4.4cm in depth.

Materials

wood, silk, metal, glass

Description

The case is rigid, covered in black shagreen, with chrome plated edge protectors. Chrome plated single elongated hinge, and spring-loaded catch. Inner aspect of upper lid is lined with padded purple silk. Base is fitted with indentations for instruments and lined with purple suede.

Contains six laryngeal mirrors in graduated sizes, a blunt-ended curved metal probe, a metal handle fitted to take the mirrors and probe, and a head mirror 10.6cm in diameter, also elasticated headband (black with green edging) to receive the mirror.

2007.2.4_Dissection kit.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dissection Kit

Description

Dissecting set, probably for use of students. The box is most likely made of mahogany with internal fitted compartments for instruments.

Date

1920-1950

Identifier

2007/2.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17.8cm in length, 7.5cm in width, 3.8cm in depth.

Materials

wood, metal, brass

Description

Dissecting set, probably for use of students. The box is most likely made of mahogany with internal fitted compartments for instruments.

02 glasgow1547.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Abstracts of protocols of the town clerks of Glasgow

Description

The first volume of this 11 volume set includes a fold-out map, showing a plan of Glasgow as it was in 1547.

Creator

Renwick, Robert, 1841-1920.

Date

1894-1900

Identifier

Reading Room DA 890.G5 GLA

Publisher

Carson & Nicol

Language

English

Description

The first volume of this 11 volume set includes a fold-out map, showing a plan of Glasgow as it was in 1547.

03 Saint-Come.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

L'Eglise Saint-Côme de Paris (1255-1836) et l'amphithéâtre d'anatomie de Saint-Cosme (1691)

Description

Reproduced by permission of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Creator

Dauchez, Henri

Date

1904

Publisher

A. Picard et fils

Coverage

Paris

Description

Reproduced by permission of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

04 Spanish Sicknes.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

An easie, certaine, and perfect method, to cure and preuent the Spanish sicknes : whereby the learned and skilfull chirurgian may heale a great many other diseases

Description

The first book to be published by Maister Peter Lowe, on the subject of syphilis.

Creator

Lowe, Peter, 1550?-1612?

Date

1596

Identifier

Bookstore LOW

Publisher

Printed by James Roberts

Coverage

London

Description

The first book to be published by Maister Peter Lowe, on the subject of syphilis.

05 whole_course_of_chirurgerie.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

The whole course of chirurgerie, wherein is briefly set downe the causes, signes, prognostications & curations of all sorts of tumors, wounds, vlcers, fractures, dislocations & all other diseases, vsually practiced by chirurgions, according to the opinion of all our auncient doctours in chirurgerie.

Description

First edition of Peter Lowe's comprehensive surgical textbook, the first such book to be printed in English. Three further editions were published.

Creator

Lowe, Peter, 1550?-1612?

Date

1597

Identifier

Bookstore LOW

Publisher

Printed by Thomas Purfoot

Coverage

London

Description

First edition of Peter Lowe's comprehensive surgical textbook, the first such book to be printed in English. Three further editions were published.

10 Minute book 1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Faculty Minutes 1602-1688

Description

Faculty Minutes. “Ane short abrigment of the gift granted to the chirurgiones of Glasgow by the deceast King James in the year 1599” at front.

Creator

Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Date

1602-1688

Identifier

RCPSG/1/1/1/1a

Description

Faculty Minutes. “Ane short abrigment of the gift granted to the chirurgiones of Glasgow by the deceast King James in the year 1599” at front.

13 College today.JPG

Details

Dublin Core

Title

The College today at 232-242 St Vincent Street

Description


2000.3.119_diaphragm 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Contraceptive Diaphragms

Description

Contraceptive diaphragms, in plastic box, c 1960s-c 1970s.

Date

1960s-1970s

Identifier

2000/3.119

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.6 cm (box)

Materials

Metal; plastic; rubber

Description

Contraceptive diaphragms, in plastic box, c 1960s-c 1970s.

2003.190_Lister's bougie 6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Lister's Bougies

Description

Lister's bougie, in leather-covered case, c 1876.

Date

1876

Identifier

2003/190

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 31.5 cm

Materials

Leather; metal; velvet

Description

Lister's bougie, in leather-covered case, c 1876.

2003.52_artifical eye lenses.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Artificial Eye Lenses

Description

Artificial eye lens, glass, in wooden box, 19th century - 20th century.

Date

1800s-1900s

Identifier

2003/59

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 3.1 cm (box)

Materials

Glass, wood.

Description

Artificial eye lens, glass, in wooden box, 19th century - 20th century.

2008.4.2_enema 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Enema

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2008/4.2

Description


2007.2.5_datum rule2021_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Optometrist's Datum Rule

Description

For measuring spectacle frames, etc., showing pupillary distances, heights, projections and calibres.
Constructed of white celluloid.

Date

1930-1960

Identifier

2007/2.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20.5x8cm

Materials

Celluloid

Description

For measuring spectacle frames, etc., showing pupillary distances, heights, projections and calibres.
Constructed of white celluloid.

2007.4.1_Ballantyne Pippettes 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ballantyne's Pipettes

Description

For holding various ophthalmological solutions. Consists of six open-ended pipettes of various colours retained in a metal stand, with glass domed cover. Used to allow the Ophthamologist to select topical drugs easily and safely, as the solutions were effectively colour coded.

Pipettes/dropper bottles: Six in number. The glass cylinders were uniform in diameter, with an ovel aperture (1.1cm x 0.85cm) in the glass wall, about mid length. This was covered by a rubber membrane, to give the user complete control of the solution delivery.

The pipettes are made of different coloured glass, to identify the contents easily and safely. It would seem that the colours identified the solutions as follows:
Purple = Atropine
Flint (clear) = Cocaine
Ruby = Eserine
Dark blue = Adrenaline
Green = Euphthalmine (eucatropine, a long-acting atropine)
Amber = Fluorescein

Metal stand: Consists of a square flat metal base, 10.28cm in size. Central metal column, 0.64cm in diameter and 17cm in height, ending in a lifting ring 3.1cm diameter. Two metal discs 8.25cm in diameter are incorporated into the central column 3.4cm apart, each with six disc cutouts 1.74cm in diameter, to retain the glass pipettes.

Chromium plated.

Glass dome, retained by four spring clips located on the stand base, is 18cm in height, by 9.5cm in diameter. Clear glass, 0.025cm thickness.

[Dr A J Ballantyne was a well known Glasgow Ophthalmologist, active between 1910 and 1945, being eventually appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at Glasgow University, and a senior Consultant at The Tennant Institute for Ophthalmology, in Glasgow.]

Date

1910-1930

Identifier

2007/4.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Pipettes/dropper bottles: 1.25-1.28cm in diameter, 10.5cm-10.8cm in length.
Metal base: 10.28cm
Central metal column: 0.64cm in diameter, 17cm in height.
Glass dome: 18cm in height, 9.5cm in diameter.

Materials

Glass, metal

Description

For holding various ophthalmological solutions. Consists of six open-ended pipettes of various colours retained in a metal stand, with glass domed cover. Used to allow the Ophthamologist to select topical drugs easily and safely, as the solutions were effectively colour coded.

Pipettes/dropper bottles: Six in number. The glass cylinders were uniform in diameter, with an ovel aperture (1.1cm x 0.85cm) in the glass wall, about mid length. This was covered by a rubber membrane, to give the user complete control of the solution delivery.

The pipettes are made of different coloured glass, to identify the contents easily and safely. It would seem that the colours identified the solutions as follows:
Purple = Atropine
Flint (clear) = Cocaine
Ruby = Eserine
Dark blue = Adrenaline
Green = Euphthalmine (eucatropine, a long-acting atropine)
Amber = Fluorescein

Metal stand: Consists of a square flat metal base, 10.28cm in size. Central metal column, 0.64cm in diameter and 17cm in height, ending in a lifting ring 3.1cm diameter. Two metal discs 8.25cm in diameter are incorporated into the central column 3.4cm apart, each with six disc cutouts 1.74cm in diameter, to retain the glass pipettes.

Chromium plated.

Glass dome, retained by four spring clips located on the stand base, is 18cm in height, by 9.5cm in diameter. Clear glass, 0.025cm thickness.

[Dr A J Ballantyne was a well known Glasgow Ophthalmologist, active between 1910 and 1945, being eventually appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at Glasgow University, and a senior Consultant at The Tennant Institute for Ophthalmology, in Glasgow.]

2003.77.24_Ophthalmic phantom mask 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ophthalmic Phantom Mask

Description

Ophthalmic phantom, aluminium, c 1900s-c 1920s.

Date

1900-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16cm

Materials

Aluminium

Description

Ophthalmic phantom, aluminium, c 1900s-c 1920s.

catgut ligature 12.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Oiled Silk Dressings

Description

Oiled silk, 20th century

Date

20th Century

Identifier

1996/1.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10.1 cm

Description

Oiled silk, 20th century

2003.82.7_uterine dilator 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Uterine Dilator

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/82.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

28.5cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description


2003.245_embryotomy forceps 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Embryotomy Forceps

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/245

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description


2003.251_palmers cervical dilator 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Palmer's Cervical Dilator

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/251

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description


2003.77.29_burden cooper tobacco test.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Burdon Cooper's Tobacco Test

Description

Burden Cooper's tobacco test

Date

c. 1890-1900s

Identifier

2003/77.29

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3cm.

Materials

Ebony and metal.

Description

Burden Cooper's tobacco test

2003.88_fracture operating set 7.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Fracture Operating Instrument Set

Description

Fracture operation instrument set in mahogany case

Date

c. 1912

Identifier

2003/88

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 42cm.

Materials

Mahogany and metal

Description

Fracture operation instrument set in mahogany case

2003.2.13_halstead artery forceps 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Halstead's artery forceps

Description

Halstead's artery forceps

Date

c,. 1930s

Identifier

2003/2.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.3cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Halstead's artery forceps

2003.77.32_firle eye magnet 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Firle Eye Magnet

Description

The Firle eye magnet in leather-covered case. Eye magnets are used in ophthalmic surgery to remove foreign agents composed of metal.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2003/77.32

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

The Firle eye magnet in leather-covered case. Eye magnets are used in ophthalmic surgery to remove foreign agents composed of metal.

2003.2.2_spencer wells artery forceps 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Spencer Wells' Artery Forceps

Description

Spencer Wells' Artery Forceps

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/2.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.1cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Spencer Wells' Artery Forceps

2003.2.3_clinical thermometer 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Clinical Thermometer

Description

Clinical thermometer in metal case

Date

c. 1950s.

Identifier

2003/2.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.6cm.

Materials

Glass, Mercury, and Metal.

Description

Clinical thermometer in metal case

2003.40.16_john anderson medal 9.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

John Anderson Medal

Description

John Anderson medal in leather-covered case.

Date

c. 1930

Identifier

2003/40.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 5cm.

Materials

Leather, metal, satin, velvet, and wood.

Description

John Anderson medal in leather-covered case.

1998.12.4_Sir Gordon Gordon Taylor medal 7.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sir Gordon Gordon Taylor medal

Description

Sir Gordon Gordon Taylor medal in box.

Date

c. 1970

Identifier

1998/12.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 5cm.

Materials

Metal.

Description

Sir Gordon Gordon Taylor medal in box.

2004.2_william t gairdner 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

William T. Gairdner medal

Description

William T. Gairdner medal, in leather-covered case

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2004/2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 7cm.

Materials

Metal

Description

William T. Gairdner medal, in leather-covered case

1998.12.4_William Hunter medal 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

William Hunter medal

Description

William Hunter medal in box.

Date

c. 1936

Identifier

1998/12.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 7cm.

Materials

Bronze

Description

William Hunter medal in box.

2003.40.2_william hunter medal 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Impression of William Hunter

Description

Impression of William Hunter

Date

c. 1849

Identifier

2003/40.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 8.1cm.

Materials

Plaster

Description

Impression of William Hunter

2003.40.8_Frans Cornelus Donders medal 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Frans Cornelis Donders medal

Description

Frans Cornelis Donders medal

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/40.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 6.6cm.

Materials

Metal

Description

Frans Cornelis Donders medal

2003.133_bellahouston medal 6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bellahouston Gold medal

Description

Bellahouston Gold medal in box.

Date

c. 1944

Identifier

1998/12.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 5cm.

Materials

Gold

Description

Bellahouston Gold medal in box.

2003.12.19_liston finger knife 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Liston's Finger Knife.

Description

Liston's finger knife

Date

c. 1860s.

Identifier

2003/12.19

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.1 cm.

Materials

Ebony and metal.

Description

Liston's finger knife

2003.2.5_clinical thermometer 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Clinical thermometer

Description

Clinical thermometer, in metal case.

Date

c. 1930s.

Identifier

2003/2.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.5 cm.

Materials

Glass, Mercury and Metal.

Description

Clinical thermometer, in metal case.

2003.2.4_clinical thermometer 6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Clinical Thermometer

Description

Clinical thermometer in metal case.

Date

c.1950s.

Identifier

2003/2.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.5 cm.

Materials

Glass, mercury, and metal.

Description

Clinical thermometer in metal case.

HD 996_ wood sticks 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

18 hickory wood sticks

Description

18 hickory wood sticks in box.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

2005/8.996

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 5 cm.

Materials

Wood

Description

18 hickory wood sticks in box.

HD 1315_dental articulator 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental articulator.

Description

Dental articulator used for making models out of plaster.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

2005/8.1315

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Dental articulator used for making models out of plaster.

2003.193_lithotomy set 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lithotomy Set

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/193

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description


2003.204.4_Petit tourniquet 8.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/204.4

Description


2003.250_petit tourniquet 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Description

2003/250

Identifier

c. 1901

Description

2003/250

2003.12.17_curved bistoury 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Curved Bistoury

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal and ebony

Description


2003.202.17_tourniquet 7.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Field Tourniquet

Date

c.1901

Identifier

2003/202.17

Description


2014.3.4_Pelvimeter2021_2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Pelvimeter

Description

A pelvimeter is an instrument used by obstetricians to measure the size of the birth canal in pregnant women.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.4

Description

A pelvimeter is an instrument used by obstetricians to measure the size of the birth canal in pregnant women.

2007.1.12_induction dilators 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Induction Dilators

Date

c. 1920-1940

Identifier

2007/1.12

Description


2003.77.40.2_sinclair's expressor-guard 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sinclair's Expressor Guard

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.40.1

Description


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


2003.12.13_hydrocele trocar 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hydrocele Trocar

Date

c.1860s

Identifier

2003/12.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony and metal

Description


2003.149_Bosworth's snare 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bosworth's Snare

Description

Bosworth's Snare, components of which are held in leather case. Snares are used in surgery to remove tissue growths, such as tumours or lymphoid tissue.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/149

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 15.8cm

Materials

Leather, Metal, Wire.

Description

Bosworth's Snare, components of which are held in leather case. Snares are used in surgery to remove tissue growths, such as tumours or lymphoid tissue.

2003.143_aural syringe 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Aural Syringe

Description

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

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/143

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 19.9 cm

Materials

Cardboard, cotton, glass, wool.

Description

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

2002.5.16_dynamometer 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dynamometer

Description

Metal dynamometer for determining grip strength.

Date

c. 1930s-1940s

Identifier

2002/5.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 20.6cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal dynamometer for determining grip strength.

2003.150_set of rinsing curettes 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Three Rinsing Curettes

Description

Set of three rinsing curettes in leather-bound case.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2003/150

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 18cm.

Materials

Leather and metal.

Description

Set of three rinsing curettes in leather-bound case.

1997.8.2_pinard foetal stethoscope 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope

Description

Example of Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope for midwifery.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/8.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height = 12.7cm

Materials

Aluminium

Description

Example of Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope for midwifery.

2003.29.8_water's cannister 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Water's Cannister

Description

Water's Cannister Carbon Dioxide Absorber for anaesthesia.

Date

c. 1920s

Identifier

2003/29.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 19cm.

Materials

Metal

Description

Water's Cannister Carbon Dioxide Absorber for anaesthesia.

1997.8.10_clifford and watt uterine dilator 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Clifford and Watt's Uterine Dilator

Description

Double-ended uterine dilator.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/8.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 22.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Double-ended uterine dilator.

2000.3.82_electrical clinical thermometer 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Electrical Clinical Thermometer

Description

Electrical thermometer manufactured by Philips held in cardboard box.

Date

c. 1970s-1980s

Identifier

2000/3.82

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 12.5cm

Materials

Cardboard, glass, metal, and plastic

Description

Electrical thermometer manufactured by Philips held in cardboard box.

2003.80_writing desk.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Writing Desk

Description

Wooden writing desk containing quils, ink jars, and nibs.

Date

c. 1873

Identifier

2003/80

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length 49.5cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Wooden writing desk containing quils, ink jars, and nibs.

2005.11.2_rectal speculum.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Rectal Speculum

Description

Rectal speculum (conical) with oblique end and obturator.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2005/11.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 2.5 inches.

Materials

Metal

Description

Rectal speculum (conical) with oblique end and obturator.

2005.11.1_thermometer 6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Clinical Thermometer

Description

Rectal with extra strong bulb, presented in a nickel bayonet fitting case.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2005/11.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 12.6cm

Materials

Nickel and Glass

Description

Rectal with extra strong bulb, presented in a nickel bayonet fitting case.

2005.11.3_anaesthetic apparatus 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Anaesthetic Apparatus

Description

Anaesthetic apparatus with a regulating stopper containing a graduated, 4 ounce, oval glass bottle.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2005/11.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height 14.7 cm and diameter of base 5.5 cm.

Materials

Metal, glass

Description

Anaesthetic apparatus with a regulating stopper containing a graduated, 4 ounce, oval glass bottle.

2005.4_cupping set 27th.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cupping Set

Description

Cupping set, in wooden case, 19th-20th century.

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.5 cm (box)

Materials

Wood, Glass, brass, velvet.

Description

Cupping set, in wooden case, 19th-20th century.

2008.4.6_postmortem case.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cased set of Post-mortem instruments

Description

Hardwood, probably mahogany, hinged lid. Upper surface is finished with a thick (7mm) veneer of walnut. The case has a lock with a brass escutcheon, consisting of a brass inlaid black rectangular nameplate (3.3cm by 1.5cm) on the outer surface of the veneered lid. Two lacquered brass inlaid straps (1.3cm wide) are inlaid and secured with brass screws into the outer aspect of the case lid, continuing onto the anterior and posterior surfaces of the case.

Lining of the case consists of closely applied red velvet, with fitted recesses for each instrument, and also a lined internal compartment (2.2cm by 21.4cm) for small loose objects, with fitted lid (covered with red velvet and with ivory button as a handle.)

Instruments: Twelve in number, of which six have fitted recesses in the case itself, two are located in brass slots on the upper surface of the removable compartment lid with ivory button. The remainder are loose and kept in the internal compartment of the case.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood, brass, velvet, ivory.

Description

Hardwood, probably mahogany, hinged lid. Upper surface is finished with a thick (7mm) veneer of walnut. The case has a lock with a brass escutcheon, consisting of a brass inlaid black rectangular nameplate (3.3cm by 1.5cm) on the outer surface of the veneered lid. Two lacquered brass inlaid straps (1.3cm wide) are inlaid and secured with brass screws into the outer aspect of the case lid, continuing onto the anterior and posterior surfaces of the case.

Lining of the case consists of closely applied red velvet, with fitted recesses for each instrument, and also a lined internal compartment (2.2cm by 21.4cm) for small loose objects, with fitted lid (covered with red velvet and with ivory button as a handle.)

Instruments: Twelve in number, of which six have fitted recesses in the case itself, two are located in brass slots on the upper surface of the removable compartment lid with ivory button. The remainder are loose and kept in the internal compartment of the case.

2008.4.6.1_solid saw_2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Steel framed solid saw

Description

Single steel framed solid saw. Has a keyed steel end-piece 3.1cm in length for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set.

Date

Date unknown

Identifier

2008/4.6.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.5cm in width, 21.5cm in length.

Materials

Steel and ebony.

Description

Single steel framed solid saw. Has a keyed steel end-piece 3.1cm in length for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set.

2008.4.6.2_catlin knife.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Catlin

Description

Consists of a parallel-sided blade, pointed, with cutting edge on one side only. The steel end-piece of the catlin is keyed for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set, and is 3.6cm in length.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1.5cm in width, 17.4cm in length.

Materials

Steel and ebony.

Description

Consists of a parallel-sided blade, pointed, with cutting edge on one side only. The steel end-piece of the catlin is keyed for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set, and is 3.6cm in length.

2008.4.6_knife head.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cartilage Knife

Description

Pointed, non-parallel blade with one cutting edge only. The steel end-piece is keyed for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set, and is 3.6cm in length.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.3cm in width, 12.1cm in length.

Materials

Steel and ebony.

Description

Pointed, non-parallel blade with one cutting edge only. The steel end-piece is keyed for locating into the ebony/steel handle of the set, and is 3.6cm in length.

2008.4.6._bone chisel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Chisel

Description

Steel item with slightly splayed, rounded cutting edge. Has a short, 1.5cm long steel end-piece, 0.7cm by 0.7cm in section, which fits a corresponding pierced recess in the middle of the ebony/steel handle of the set.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.2cm in width, 9.8cm in length.

Materials

Steel and ebony.

Description

Steel item with slightly splayed, rounded cutting edge. Has a short, 1.5cm long steel end-piece, 0.7cm by 0.7cm in section, which fits a corresponding pierced recess in the middle of the ebony/steel handle of the set.

2008.4.6.6_surgical scissors_2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Pair of surgical scissors

Description

Plain, sharp-pointed surgical scissors.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.6cm in width (across handles), 11.8cm in length.

Materials

Metal.

Description

Plain, sharp-pointed surgical scissors.

2008.4.6_scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Plain Surgical Scalpel

Description

Surgical scalpel with ebony handle.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14.6cm in length, 1.1cm in width (handle), 0.8cm in width (blade).

Materials

Metal and ebony.

Description

Surgical scalpel with ebony handle.

2008.4.6_forceps.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Untoothed Steel Forceps

Description

Untoothed steel forceps from cased post-mortem set.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.9cm in length, 1.2cm in width.

Materials

Steel

Description

Untoothed steel forceps from cased post-mortem set.

2008.4.6.9_blow pipe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Blowpipe

Description

White metal blowpipe held within cased post-mortem kit.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16cm in length, 0.8cm in width (at mouthpiece).

Materials

White metal.

Description

White metal blowpipe held within cased post-mortem kit.

2008.4.6.10_Chain Hooks_3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Chain Hooks

Description

Two, linked with steel chain 17cm long. Each hook is steel and eyed.

Date

Date unknown.

Identifier

2008/4.6.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.3cm in length, 1.3cm in width (at hook).

Materials

Metal

Description

Two, linked with steel chain 17cm long. Each hook is steel and eyed.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_94.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Farm, Wuddie Law

Description

Abstract landscape.

Date

2000

Identifier

268

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Oil on board

Description

Abstract landscape.

GLA_RCPG_PCF_99.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Flower Piece

Description

Still life of flowers in a white jug.

Date

20th century

Identifier

31

Rights

© the copyright holder

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

70 x 50 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of flowers in a white jug.

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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

Scottish Mother and Child

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.

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

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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Title

Harbour Scene

Description

Scene of an area known as the Lodberrie in Lerwick.

Date

20th century

Identifier

128

Rights

© the copyright holder

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

Stare

Description

Study of a head of a hare.

Date

2007

Identifier

505

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

89 x 59 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Study of a head of a hare.

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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

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

Description


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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

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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 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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Title

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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Title

Balcony

Description

Abstract view from a balcony.

Date

20th century

Identifier

114

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

44 x 122 cm

Materials

Oil on board

Description

Abstract view from a balcony.

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

58 x 48 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in college robes.

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Title

Bamburgh Castle

Description

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

Date

20th century

Identifier

47

Rights

© the copyright holder

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

Arisaig and Eigg

Date

1997

Identifier

69

Rights

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

30 x 34 cm

Materials

Acrylic on board

Description


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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

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.

Details

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

29 x 34 cm

Materials

Oil on Board

Description


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Title

Cherries and Physalis

Description

Still life of fruit in two bowls.

Date

2000

Identifier

266

Rights

© the copyright holder

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

72 x 87 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of fruit in two bowls.

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Title

Christmas Roses

Description

Still life of Christmas roses in a glass jug.

Date

1976

Identifier

26

Rights

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

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

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Title

Coastal Scene (Arran from Ayrshire)

Creator

Molly Addis (active 1980s)

Date

20th century

Identifier

46

Rights

© the copyright holder

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

66 x 102 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description


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Title

College Council

Description

Group portrait of college council members.

Date

1999

Identifier

258

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Group portrait of college council members.

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Title

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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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 J H Wright, PRCPSGlasg 1960-1962

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

Date

1963

Identifier

41

Rights

© the artist's estate

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

108 x 88 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

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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 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

Flower Study, Red and White Geraniums

Description

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

Identifier

24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

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.

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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

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

In the Shade, Gigondas, Provence

Description

Street scene with a yellow building.

Date

2002

Identifier

303

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

87 x 97 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Street scene with a yellow building.

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

Portrait of Mr Archie McDougall

Identifier

536

Rights

© the copyright holder

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

60 x 50 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description


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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

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

Portrait of John Gibson Fleming 1809-1879

Description

Seated half-length facing right.

Date

c. 1880

Identifier

111

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

75 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length facing right.

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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 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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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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

Mr James Lang AD 1878-1956 Master Craftsman in Wood

Description

Portrait of James Lang 1878-1956, in wooden frame. Mr Lang was the maker of the gavel casket (object number 454).

Creator

Thomas M. Taylor

Date

1987

Identifier

315

Rights

© the copyright holder

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

84.3 cm x 104.7 cm x 6 cm

Materials

Canvas; paint; wood

Description

Portrait of James Lang 1878-1956, in wooden frame. Mr Lang was the maker of the gavel casket (object number 454).

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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Title

Poppies and Cornflowers

Description

Still life of flowers in four blue/white vases.

Date

20th century

Identifier

124

Rights

© the artist

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

73 x 98 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Still life of flowers in four blue/white vases.

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Title

Portrait of James VI and I (1566-1625)

Description

Standing three-quarter length in a brown lace-trimmed doublet.

There is some doubt regarding the artist: Gibson (1983) attributes it to Paulus van Somer; in 1993 Ewan Mundy suggested the Circle of David Mytens instead.
James was King of Scotland from 1567 and became King of England and Ireland following the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. In 1599 he issued a Royal Charter, granting permission to Peter Lowe, Robert Hamilton, and William Spang (and their successors) to establish the body which is known today as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Lowe was also chief surgeon to the King’s son, Prince Henry.

James was a prolific writer and tackled a diverse range of styles and subjects. Of particular note is his “Counterblaste to Tobacco”, an early anti-tobacco publication which appeared some 300 years before Richard Doll convinced the world of the dangers of smoking. There is a contemporary collected edition of his works in the College library.

This portrait was obtained at auction around 1950 by Dr T. J. Honeyman and, after restoration, was presented to the College in 1952 by Professor G. B. Fleming. Although the exact date is unknown it was certainly painted after James acceded to the English throne, as he can be seen wearing the Lesser George of the Garter around his neck.

Creator

Paulus van Somer I (1576–1621) (circle of)
Circle of David Mytens

Date

17th century

Identifier

106

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

103 x 86 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Standing three-quarter length in a brown lace-trimmed doublet.

There is some doubt regarding the artist: Gibson (1983) attributes it to Paulus van Somer; in 1993 Ewan Mundy suggested the Circle of David Mytens instead.

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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?

1-20-14-9.jpg

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Title

Labels for poison

Description

Labels for poison, used by Dr Macgown, Millport. Removed from Opera Hieronymi Fabricii, 1628.

Creator

Dr Macgown

Date

c.1900

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/9

Description

Labels for poison, used by Dr Macgown, Millport. Removed from Opera Hieronymi Fabricii, 1628.

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Title

Letter to Mr Hugh Dunbar from "JGC"

Description

Letter to Mr Hugh Dunbar from "JGC". Regrets he is unable to attend meeting. Fell out of a book during conservation survey, October 2002.

Creator

Hugh Dunbar

Date

27 Jan 1933

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/11

Description

Letter to Mr Hugh Dunbar from "JGC". Regrets he is unable to attend meeting. Fell out of a book during conservation survey, October 2002.

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Title

Photographic prints of an elderly man.

Description

Two photographic prints of an elderly man. Found in Cutaneous Medicine by Louis A. Duhring c. 1895

Date

19th century

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/12

Description

Two photographic prints of an elderly man. Found in Cutaneous Medicine by Louis A. Duhring c. 1895

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Title

Postcard of Mull of Kintyre lighthouse, Argyll

Description

Postcard of Mull of Kintyre lighthouse, Argyll. Sent to Dr A. Young, Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen. Found in Handbook of Bacteriology, by J.W. Bigger, London 1949.

Date

c.1960

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/13

Description

Postcard of Mull of Kintyre lighthouse, Argyll. Sent to Dr A. Young, Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen. Found in Handbook of Bacteriology, by J.W. Bigger, London 1949.

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Title

Wills's Cigarette card

Description

A cigarette card from a pack of Will's Cigarettes, with an illustration of tennis player George Patrick Hughes (1931). Found inside a library book.

Creator

W.D. & H.O. Wills (Firm)

Date

1931

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/16

Description

A cigarette card from a pack of Will's Cigarettes, with an illustration of tennis player George Patrick Hughes (1931). Found inside a library book.

1-20-14-17.jpg

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Title

Penicillin request form

Description

Form for request for supply of penicillin.

Creator

Victoria Infirmary (Glasgow, Scotland)

Date

c.1950

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/17

Description

Form for request for supply of penicillin.

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Title

Blood test card

Description

Blood test card, found inside a library book.

Date

c.1950

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/19

Description

Blood test card, found inside a library book.

1-20-14-20.jpg

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Title

Photograph of a nurse with a baby

Description

Photograph of a nurse with a baby, found inside a library book.

Date

c.1900

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/20

Description

Photograph of a nurse with a baby, found inside a library book.

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Title

Vibrona Tonic Wine advert

Description

Advertising leaflet for Vibrona tonic wine. Found inside a library book.

Creator

Fletcher, Fletcher & Co. Ltd.

Date

c.1930

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/21

Description

Advertising leaflet for Vibrona tonic wine. Found inside a library book.

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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

Photograph of old woman

Description

Photograph of old woman found in "The Selected Papers of Joseph Baron Lister Vol.II", Oxford Press, 1909

Date

Unknown

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/29

Description

Photograph of old woman found in "The Selected Papers of Joseph Baron Lister Vol.II", Oxford Press, 1909

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Title

Photograph of a bust of John Hunter

Description

Photograph of wax bust (John Hunter) with inscription on back "Photo of wax belonging to late W. Gemmell given me by RMB 6/8/20" found in "Two Great Scotsmen: the brothers William and John Hunter" by George R. Mather, Glasgow, 1893.

Date

1920

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/31

Description

Photograph of wax bust (John Hunter) with inscription on back "Photo of wax belonging to late W. Gemmell given me by RMB 6/8/20" found in "Two Great Scotsmen: the brothers William and John Hunter" by George R. Mather, Glasgow, 1893.

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Title

Advert for a uterine dilator

Description

Article/advertisement for a 'new uterine dilator' manufactured by F. Walters & Co, London. Article written by Dr Alexander Duke. Found inside a library book

Date

c.1900

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/14/32

Description

Article/advertisement for a 'new uterine dilator' manufactured by F. Walters & Co, London. Article written by Dr Alexander Duke. Found inside a library book

1-20-14-33.jpg

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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

Injection Ampoules

Description

Matchbox containing 3 ampoules: 1.5 cc Tubarine (d-Tubocurarine Chloride); 2 cc Nupercain adrenalin solution; 1 cc 'Gardenal' sodium.

Date

20th century

Identifier

2016/3.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm

Materials

Cardboard, Glass, Tubarine solution.

Description

Matchbox containing 3 ampoules: 1.5 cc Tubarine (d-Tubocurarine Chloride); 2 cc Nupercain adrenalin solution; 1 cc 'Gardenal' sodium.

2016.3_blood pressure x (1 of 1).jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sphygmomanometer

Description

Boxed blood pressure apparatus, part of the surgical case of H.R.Lillie.

Date

20th century

Identifier

2016/3.33

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood, Glass.

Description

Boxed blood pressure apparatus, part of the surgical case of H.R.Lillie.

2016.3_ophthalmoscope x (1 of 1).jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Electric Auriscope

Description

Battery-operated auriscope from the surgical case of Dr. H.R. Lillie.

Date

20th century

Identifier

2016/3.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal, glass, plastic.

Description

Battery-operated auriscope from the surgical case of Dr. H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR thermometer 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Clinical Thermometer

Description

Clinical thermometer in metal pen-like case, from the surgical bag of Dr. H.R.Lillie.

Date

20th century

Identifier

2016/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal, glass, plastic.

Description

Clinical thermometer in metal pen-like case, from the surgical bag of Dr. H.R.Lillie.

Soldiers and nurses

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2016.3_cervical dilators 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Uterine Dilators

Description

Set of 5 curved uterine dilators in a rolled canvas case, belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

i) 1.5 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.
ii) 1 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.
iii) 0.75 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.
iv) 0.5 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.
v) 0.3 cm diameter, 21 cm in length.

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Set of 5 curved uterine dilators in a rolled canvas case, belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_sim speculum.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sim's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Example of Sim's Vaginal Speculum, part of surgical case belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2016/3.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14 cm length

Materials

Plastic

Description

Example of Sim's Vaginal Speculum, part of surgical case belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_lenses.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Magnifying Lenses in Folding Case

Description

2 magnifying lenses in plastic folding case, part of H.R, Lillie's surgical case.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm length

Materials

Plastic and glass.

Description

2 magnifying lenses in plastic folding case, part of H.R, Lillie's surgical case.

2016.3_rectal speculum 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sphincteroscope

Description

Stainless steel sphincteroscope from surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Stainless steel sphincteroscope from surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_glass syringe.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Glass Syringe

Description

Glass syringe from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10.5 cm length

Materials

Glass and metal.

Description

Glass syringe from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_enema_.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Enema

Description

Stainless steel enema from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

25.5 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Stainless steel enema from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_catgut ligature 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Catgut Ligatures and Suture Needle

Description

Catgut ligatures and suture needle contained within a glass vial, from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 1939

Identifier

2016/3.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10 cm length

Materials

Glass, catgut.

Description

Catgut ligatures and suture needle contained within a glass vial, from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_enema 2-2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Enema

Description

Stainless steel enema from the surgical case belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.3.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

23 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel.

Description

Stainless steel enema from the surgical case belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_flint.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hone

Description

Hone for sharpening blades, held within cardboard sleeve, from the surgical case of H.R, Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.75 cm length.

Materials

Cardboard, Quartz.

Description

Hone for sharpening blades, held within cardboard sleeve, from the surgical case of H.R, Lillie.

1999.3.3.4_hypodermic needle 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hypodermic Syringe

Description

Hypodermic syringe in cardboard box from the surgical bag of Maud Perry Menzies

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1999/3.3.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.7 cm length

Materials

Glass, stainless steel, cardboard.

Description

Hypodermic syringe in cardboard box from the surgical bag of Maud Perry Menzies

1999.3.3.6_needles 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hypodermic Needles

Description

Stainless steel hypodermic needles held within cardboard box. These needles are from the surgical bag of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 20th century

Publisher

1999/3.3.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

3.3 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel, cardboard.

Description

Stainless steel hypodermic needles held within cardboard box. These needles are from the surgical bag of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.7_needles 6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hypodermic Needles

Description

Metal hypodermic needles in cardboard box, from the surgical bag of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

1999/3.3.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.7 cm length

Materials

Metal, cardboard.

Description

Metal hypodermic needles in cardboard box, from the surgical bag of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.9_metal syringe 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Syringe and hypodermic needles

Description

Syringe and nine hypodermic needles contained within a metal box, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

1999/3.3.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.7 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Syringe and nine hypodermic needles contained within a metal box, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.12_syringe 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Record Syringe

Description

Record syringe with two hypodermic needles in holder and two files in metal box. This syringe is from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s.

Identifier

1999/3.3.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.8 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Record syringe with two hypodermic needles in holder and two files in metal box. This syringe is from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.13_glass syringe 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Glass syringe and needle

Description

Glass syringe and needle in metal case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1999/3.3.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.8 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Glass syringe and needle in metal case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.19_record syringe 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Record Syringe

Description

Record syringe contained within a cardboard box, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 20th century.

Identifier

1999/3.3.19

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.2 cm length

Materials

Pyrex, metal.

Description

Record syringe contained within a cardboard box, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.25_safety pins 3.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Safety Pins

Description

Safety pins held within a cardboard box, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 20th century.

Identifier

1999/3.3.25

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5cm length.

Materials

Steel, nickel, cardboard.

Description

Safety pins held within a cardboard box, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

2016.3_HR toothed forceps 6.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Scissor-handle Forceps

Description

Stainless steel forceps from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Stainless steel forceps from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR hook 5.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Aneurism Needle

Description

Stainless steel aneurism needle from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

18 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Stainless steel aneurism needle from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR toothed forceps 10.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Curved Artery Forceps

Description

Set if curved artery forceps from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century.

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

18 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Set if curved artery forceps from the surgical case of H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR scalpel 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Double-ended Bone Scoop

Description

Metal bone scoop from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.5 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal bone scoop from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

2016.3_HR scalpel.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hernia Knife

Description

Metal hernia knife from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12.5 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal hernia knife from a set of surgical instruments belonging to H.R. Lillie.

1999.3.3.17_laryngoscope set 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Laryngoscopic Set

Description

Laryngoscopic set from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.17

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17.3 cm

Materials

Leather, wood, velvet, glass, metal.

Description

Laryngoscopic set from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.24_field tourniquet.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Field Tourniquet

Description

Example of a field tourniquet from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

77.5 cm length

Materials

Metal and fabric.

Description

Example of a field tourniquet from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.18_record syringe for insulin.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Record Syringe for Insulin

Description

Record syringe for insulin held in spirit proof case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Case- 13.6 cm length
Syringe - 8.3 cm length

Materials

Metal and glass

Description

Record syringe for insulin held in spirit proof case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.26_suture needles in case 2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Suture Needles

Description

Several suture needles in leather and cardboard case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.26

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9 cm length

Materials

Card, cloth, leather, metal.

Description

Several suture needles in leather and cardboard case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.