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1999-2.11_syringe_1.jpg

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Title

Cartridge Syringe

Description

Cartridge syringe in cardboard box.

Creator

Medical and Industrial Equipment Ltd., England

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1999/2.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.1 cm

Materials

Metal, cardboard

Description

Cartridge syringe in cardboard box.

2000.3.99_sphygmamometer.jpg

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Title

Accoson Sphygmomanometer

Description

Accoson sphygmomanometer in walnut case.

Date

c. 1950s-1960s

Identifier

2000/3.99

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 30.8 cm

Materials

Glass, mercury, metal, rubber, silk, walnut.

Description

Accoson sphygmomanometer in walnut case.

2000.3.49_wrist splint.jpg

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Title

Wrist Splint

Description

Metal wrist splint for dropped wrist with leather straps.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2000/3.49

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length = 17.5 cm

Materials

Leather, metal.

Description

Metal wrist splint for dropped wrist with leather straps.

2005.4.7_bloodletting cup.jpg

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Title

Cupping Glass

Description

Glass dome with parallel walls and thickened rim. Has fitted suede cover.

Date

c. 1850

Identifier

2005/4.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.6cm in length, 5.7cm in diameter.

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass dome with parallel walls and thickened rim. Has fitted suede cover.

2005.4.6_bloodletting cup_.jpg

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Title

Cupping Glass

Description

Glass dome with parallel walls and thickened rim. Has fitted suede cover.

Date

c. 1850

Identifier

2005.4.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.6cm in length, 4.1cm in diameter.

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass dome with parallel walls and thickened rim. Has fitted suede cover.

2005.4.5_bloodletting cup_.jpg

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Title

Cupping Glass

Description

Glass dome with parallel walls and thickened rim. Has fitted suede cover.

Date

c. 1850

Identifier

2005/4.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.4cm in length, 5.1cm in diameter.

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass dome with parallel walls and thickened rim. Has fitted suede cover.

2005.4.2_scarificator.jpg

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Title

Scarificator

Description

Twelve-bladed spring-loaded brass scarificator, rounded blades.

Date

c. 1850

Identifier

2005/4.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5.2cm in length, 4.6cm in width, 3.5cm in height (of body).

Materials

Metal

Description

Twelve-bladed spring-loaded brass scarificator, rounded blades.

2005.4_cupping set.jpg

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Title

Cupping Set

Description

Cupping set presented in mahogany wooden box. Consisting of a set of 3 cupping glasses, a 12 blade scarifier, a spirit torch and a clear glass bottle.

Date

c. 1850

Identifier

2005/4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

195 mm length, 89 mm height and 100 mm width.

Materials

Wood, glass, brass.

Description

Cupping set presented in mahogany wooden box. Consisting of a set of 3 cupping glasses, a 12 blade scarifier, a spirit torch and a clear glass bottle.

2004.1_bloodletting kit_3.jpg

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Title

Scarificator and Spirit Burner

Description

Scarificator, with spirit burner, in leather-covered box.

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2004/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Leather, metal.

Description

Scarificator, with spirit burner, in leather-covered box.

2003.2_physicians case.jpg

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Title

Physicians Case

Description

Physician's case containing medical instruments.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

41 cm length

Materials

Leather, metal, wood.

Description

Physician's case containing medical instruments.

1996.2.25_syringe in metal case 5.jpg

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Title

Syringe in Metal Case

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

1996/2.25

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.2 cm length

Materials

Metal, glass, cork.

Description


silver case viles 2.jpg

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Title

Cased Set of Small Drug Bottles

Description

The metal case is lined with crimson padded velvet and contains five glass-stoppered bottles. The case is contained within a brown cardboard presentation box, also containing two additional drug bottles in fitted inserts.

Made of tinplate.

Date

c. 1880-1900

Identifier

2006/7.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10.5cm in length, 7.3cm in width, 2.4cm in depth.

Materials

Metal, velvet, glass.

Description

The metal case is lined with crimson padded velvet and contains five glass-stoppered bottles. The case is contained within a brown cardboard presentation box, also containing two additional drug bottles in fitted inserts.

Made of tinplate.

1999.3.3.14_record syringe.jpg

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Title

Record Syringe

Description

Record syringe held within a metal case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s.

Identifier

1999/3.3.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Record syringe held within a metal case, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.10_record syringe 2.jpg

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Title

Syringe

Description

Syringe from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.4 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Syringe from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.30_thermometer case.jpg

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Title

Thermometer Case

Description

Case for a clinical thermometer, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.2 cm length.

Materials

Metal.

Description

Case for a clinical thermometer, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.28_vaccinator.jpg

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Title

Vaccinator

Description

Metal vaccinator from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10.3 cm length

Materials

Metal.

Description

Metal vaccinator from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.22_record syringe.jpg

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Title

Record Syringe

Description

Example of a record syringe held in cardboard case with 5 needles, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8 cm length

Materials

Pyrex, metal.

Description

Example of a record syringe held in cardboard case with 5 needles, from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

1999.3.3.18_record syringe for insulin.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.24_field tourniquet.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.17_laryngoscope set 4.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.25_safety pins 3.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.19_record syringe 2.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.13_glass syringe 3.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.12_syringe 2.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.9_metal syringe 3.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.7_needles 6.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.6_needles 4.jpg

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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.

1999.3.3.4_hypodermic needle 5.jpg

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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

2016.3_HR thermometer 2.jpg

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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.

2016.3_ophthalmoscope x (1 of 1).jpg

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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_blood pressure x (1 of 1).jpg

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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.

2005.4_cupping set 27th.jpg

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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.

2005.11.1_thermometer 6.jpg

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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.

2000.3.82_electrical clinical thermometer 3.jpg

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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.

2002.5.16_dynamometer 2.jpg

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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.

2003.12.13_hydrocele trocar 4.jpg

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Title

Hydrocele Trocar

Date

c.1860s

Identifier

2003/12.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony and metal

Description


2003.2.4_clinical thermometer 6.jpg

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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.

2003.2.5_clinical thermometer 2.jpg

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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.

2003.2.3_clinical thermometer 3.jpg

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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

catgut ligature 12.jpg

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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

2008.4.2_enema 4.jpg

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Title

Enema

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2008/4.2

Description


2007.1.13_Elbow splint 2.jpg

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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.

2015.234.3_enema 4.jpg

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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

2015.234_blood pressure apparatus 2.jpg

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Title

Blood Pressure Apparatus

Date

c. 1800s

Description


2003.50_stethoscope 5.jpg

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Title

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.

1997.3.18_plaster cutter 3.jpg

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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.

2000.2.4_portable syringe outfit 3.jpg

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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.

2003.12.25_Petit tourniquet 5.jpg

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Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Description

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

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

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.25

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm

Materials

Metal and fabric.

Description

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

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

2015.234.2_pleximeter 3.jpg

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

2003.207_oscillometer.jpg

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Title

Pachon Oscillometer

Description

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

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

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/207

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber, and wood.

Description

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

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

1999.3.3.28_vaccinator 3.jpg

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Title

Vaccinator

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.

Creator

Unknown

Date

Unknown

Identifier

1999/3.3.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

1999.3.3.1_stethoscope 10.jpg

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Title

Stethoscope

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.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

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.

19997.3.2_tuning fork.jpg

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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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