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Surgical instruments of William Beatty

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Surgical instruments of William Beatty

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

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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23 x 15 x 6.5 cm

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wood
brass
velvet

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

William Beatty's Amputation Knife

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William Beatty's Amputation Knife

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

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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metal
wood

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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.

William Beatty's Bullet Forceps

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William Beatty's Bullet Forceps

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

Date

c. 1800?

Identifier

2019/6

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metal

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

William Beatty's Tourniquet

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William Beatty's Tourniquet

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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

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metal
fabric

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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.

William Beatty's Fine-toothed Bow Saw

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William Beatty's Fine-toothed Bow Saw

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

Date

c. 1800?

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2019/6

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metal
wood

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

Dental Burs

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Dental Burs

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

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HD/1270

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Metal

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

Dental Foot Drill

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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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Wood and metal.

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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.

Catheters in Wooden Case

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Catheters in Wooden Case

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Catheters in wooden case, probably early 20th Century.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2015/234.4

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Catheters 27.5 cm
Box 30 cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

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Catheters in wooden case, probably early 20th Century.

Pocket Dressing Instrument Case

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Pocket Dressing Instrument Case

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

Date

c. 1840s

Identifier

2003/77.43

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Leather

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

Liston's Bone-Cutting Forceps

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Liston's Bone-Cutting Forceps

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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

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Length: 17.7 cm

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Stainless steel

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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.

Endoscope

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Endoscope

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Metal endoscope held within a plastic case.

Date

c. 1990s

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2000/8.1

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Length: 33 cm

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Metal; plastic

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Metal endoscope held within a plastic case.

Doyen's Mouth Gag

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Doyen's Mouth Gag

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Doyen's mouth gag, metal.

Date

c. 1930s

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2003/29.3

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Length: 12.5 cm

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Metal

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Doyen's mouth gag, metal.

Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Brown-Buerger cystoscope in wooden case.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/194

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Length: 33.5 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber.

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Brown-Buerger cystoscope in wooden case.

Thomas Wrench

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Thomas Wrench

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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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Length: 32.6 cm

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Metal

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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.

Wooden case of breast knives

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

Materials

Wood and nickel steel.

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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.

Simeon Snell's Set

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Simeon Snell's Set

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c.1929

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2003/77.50

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Wood and metal

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Tonsil Guillotine

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Tonsil Guillotine

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Tonsil guillotine for domiciliary use.

Date

c. Unknown

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2008/2

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Tonsil guillotine for domiciliary use.

Sydenham's Modified Mouth Gag

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Sydenham's Modified Mouth Gag

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Sydenham's modified mouth gag, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

1997/7.7

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Stainless Steel

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Sydenham's modified mouth gag, stainless steel.

Ogston's Inhaler

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Ogston's Inhaler

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Ogston's inhaler, metal.

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c. 1890s-1920s

Identifier

2003/27.4

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Length: 12.2 cm

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Metal

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Ogston's inhaler, metal.

Liston Amputation Knife

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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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Length: 32 cm

Materials

Metal and ebony.

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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!

Haemorrhoid Forceps

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Haemorrhoid Forceps

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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

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Length: 19.7 cm

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Metal

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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.

Amputation Set

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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.

Hey Saw

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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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Length: 19 cm

Materials

Metal and ebony.

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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.

Petit-Type Tourniquet

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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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Height: 8.3 cm

Materials

Metal and fabric.

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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.

Liston's Artery Forceps

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Liston's Artery Forceps

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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

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Length: 11.4 cm

Materials

Metal

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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.

Set of Suture Needles

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Set of Suture Needles

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Suture needles in paper packet.

Date

c. 1860s

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2003/12.28

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7.1 cm length

Materials

Paper, steel.

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Suture needles in paper packet.

Flowmeter

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Flowmeter

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Flowmeter once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2003/29.1

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Height: 19.8 cm

Materials

Glass, metal.

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Flowmeter once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Lucy Baldwin Gas-Oxygen Analgesia Apparatus

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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.

Portable Anaesthesia Apparatus

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Portable Anaesthesia Apparatus

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

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

Date

c. 1955-1960

Identifier

2010/1.1

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55 x 24 x 36 cm

Materials

metal, plastic, wood

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

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

Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset

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Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset

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

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

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

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

Date

c. 1925

Identifier

2003/3

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Materials

Wood, Metal, Glass.

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

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

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

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

Cameron's 5-in-1 Ophthalmoscope

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Cameron's 5-in-1 Ophthalmoscope

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

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.3

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19 cm length

Materials

Metal, plastic.

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

Oralite

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Oralite

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

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.4

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16.4 cm length

Materials

Bakelite, glass, metal.

Description

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

Cameron's Skenoscope

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Cameron's Skenoscope

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

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.5

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13.7 cm length

Materials

Metal

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

Cameron's Surgilite

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Cameron's Surgilite

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

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.6

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29 cm length

Materials

Bakelite, glass, metal.

Description

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

Schiotz's Improved Tonometer

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Schiotz's Improved Tonometer

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

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

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/77.54

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Length: 16 cm

Materials

Metal

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

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

Case of Eye Instruments

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Case of Eye Instruments

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

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

Date

c. 1906

Identifier

2003/77.40

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Length: 27.8 cm

Materials

Wood and Metal.

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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.

Rollet's Lacrimal Sac Retractor

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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

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.1 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

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

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

Iris Hook

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Iris Hook

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.

Date

c. 1906-1920s.

Identifier

2003/77.40.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

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

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

Capsulotomy Knife

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Capsulotomy Knife

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.

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.

Beer's Cataract Knife

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Beer's Cataract Knife

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.

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.

von Graefe's Cataract Knife

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von Graefe's Cataract Knife

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.

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.

Taylor's Eye Vectis

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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.

Jaeger's Iridectomy Knife

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Jaeger's Iridectomy Knife

Description

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

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

Date

c. 1906-1930s

Identifier

2003/77.40.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

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

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

Ultra-violet Ray Lamp

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Ultra-violet Ray Lamp

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.

Date

c. 20th Century

Identifier

2000/3.120

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 51 cm

Materials

Aluminium; enamel; glass; metal; plastic

Description

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

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

Chassaignac's Chain Ecraseur

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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.

Skiascope

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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).

Newman Cystoscope

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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.

Aural Syringe

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Aural Syringe

Description

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

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/143

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.

Bobbin Flowmeter

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Bobbin Flowmeter

Description

Bobbin Flowmeter, most likely part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/29.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 25 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, plastic.

Description

Bobbin Flowmeter, most likely part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Sir Joseph Lister's Operating Instruments

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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.

Lister Carbolic Spray

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Lister Carbolic Spray

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Related Items

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

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

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

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

Date

c. 1870-1890

Identifier

2003/174

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 24.8 cm

Materials

Glass; metal; rubber; wood

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Related Items

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

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

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

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

Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer

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Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer

Description

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

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

Date

1890s

Identifier

2003/77.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Description

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

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

Uterine Sound

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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.

Dental Hypodermic Syringe

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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.


Pean's Artery Forceps

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Pean's Artery Forceps

Description

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

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1996/2.17.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

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

Barograph

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Barograph

Description

Clockwork mechanism used to measure and record changes in atmospheric pressure. Contained in a glazed mahogany case with graph drawer at base. Complete with plaque inscribed 'In memory of James Paton Boyd MB FFPSG.'

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 23 cm; Width: 37 cm; Depth: 23 cm

Materials

Wood; Metal

Description

Clockwork mechanism used to measure and record changes in atmospheric pressure. Contained in a glazed mahogany case with graph drawer at base. Complete with plaque inscribed 'In memory of James Paton Boyd MB FFPSG.'

Orthodontic Pliers

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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.

Head Mirror

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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.

Plaster Cutter

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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.

Microscope in wooden box

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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.

Morton-Pattern Ophthalmoscope

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Morton-Pattern Ophthalmoscope

Description

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

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

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

15.8 x 6.8 x 3.6 cm

Materials

Wood, silk, velvet, and metal.

Description

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

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

Cambridge Portable Cardiograph

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Cambridge Portable Cardiograph

Description

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

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

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2015/235

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal; wood

Description

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

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

Child Schimmelbusch Inhaler

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Child Schimmelbusch Inhaler

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for a child.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for a child.

Adult Schimmelbusch Inhaler

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Title

Adult Schimmelbusch Inhaler

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for an adult.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/7.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schimmelbusch inhaler, for an adult.

AMBU Resuscitator

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

AMBU Suction Pump

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Jackson Focus X-ray Tube

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Jackson Focus X-ray Tube

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).

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).

Worth's Amblyoscope

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Worth's Amblyoscope

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.

Date

c. 1890s

Identifier

2003/77.59

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Trilene Inhaler

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Title

Trilene Inhaler

Description

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

Date

c. mid-1900s

Identifier

2018/17.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20 x 15 x 9.5 cm

Materials

metal, rubber, paper

Description

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

Pachon Oscillometer

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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.

Set of Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

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Title

Set of Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

Description

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

Date

c. 1920s

Identifier

2005/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14 x 7.6 cm

Materials

Silvered glass

Description

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


Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Equipment

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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.

Singer Stitching Instrument

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Title

Singer Stitching Instrument

Description

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

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

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Amputation Saw with Detachable Handle

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Title

Amputation Saw with Detachable Handle

Description

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

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/103.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Valve tube

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Title

Valve tube

Description

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

Date

c. 1896?

Identifier

2018.11.8

Description

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

Pritchard-Type Microscope

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Title

Pritchard-Type Microscope

Description

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

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

Date

c. 1830s

Identifier

2003/26

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 52.3 cm

Materials

Brass; glass

Description

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

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

Schimmelbusch's Collapsible Mask

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Title

Schimmelbusch's Collapsible Mask

Description

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

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

Date

c. 1890-1940

Identifier

2007/1.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Surgical Kit

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Title

Surgical Kit

Description

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

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2018/17.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

33 x 11 x 4 cm

Materials

steel, brass, cloth

Description

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

Clausen's Airway

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Title

Clausen's Airway

Description

Clausen's Airway, with the inscriptions '3D', '3' and 'KING LONDON.'

Creator

A. Charles King

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999/3.3.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal; Rubber

Description

Clausen's Airway, with the inscriptions '3D', '3' and 'KING LONDON.'

French Pattern Dressing Forceps

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Title

French Pattern Dressing Forceps

Description

Dressing forceps, inscribed 'A. COX & SONS' and 'HM GOVT.'

Creator

Alfred Cox & Sons

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/3.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.9 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Dressing forceps, inscribed 'A. COX & SONS' and 'HM GOVT.'

Lachrymal Irrigation Syringe

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Title

Lachrymal Irrigation Syringe

Description

A lachrymal irrigation syringe with two fittings, in a leather-covered case. On the inside of the lid, there is gold lettering reading 'ARCHD YOUNG & SON, 57 & 61 FORREST ROAD, EDINBURGH.'

This instrument would have been used to wash out the lachrymal system of the eye.

Creator

Archibald Young & Son

Date

c. 1890s - c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/77.45

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.3cm

Materials

Leather; Metal

Description

A lachrymal irrigation syringe with two fittings, in a leather-covered case. On the inside of the lid, there is gold lettering reading 'ARCHD YOUNG & SON, 57 & 61 FORREST ROAD, EDINBURGH.'

This instrument would have been used to wash out the lachrymal system of the eye.

Aseptic Hypodermic Syringe

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Title

Aseptic Hypodermic Syringe

Description

Aseptic hypodermic syringe with hypodermic needles, in a black leather-covered case. On the inside of the case the manufacturer's details are printed, reading 'ARCHD. YOUNG & SON; 57 to 61, FORREST ROAD EDINBURGH.'

Creator

Archibald Young & Son

Date

c. 1896

Identifier

2003/77.44

Coverage

Edinburgh, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.2 cm

Materials

Glass; Leather; Metal; Velvet; Silk

Description

Aseptic hypodermic syringe with hypodermic needles, in a black leather-covered case. On the inside of the case the manufacturer's details are printed, reading 'ARCHD. YOUNG & SON; 57 to 61, FORREST ROAD EDINBURGH.'

Aspiject

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Title

Aspiject

Description

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

Creator

Astra Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

HD/1204

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Plastic, metal

Description

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

Endoscopic Shears

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Title

Endoscopic Shears

Description

Endoscopic shears for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 47.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic

Description

Endoscopic shears for keyhole surgery.

Grasping Instrument

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Title

Grasping Instrument

Description

Grasping instrument for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 46 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Grasping instrument for keyhole surgery.

Endoscopic Dissector

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Title

Endoscopic Dissector

Description

Endoscopic dissector for keyhole surgery.

Creator

Auto Suture

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 47.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Endoscopic dissector for keyhole surgery.

Apothecary Weight Scales

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Title

Apothecary Weight Scales

Description

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

Creator

Avery Ltd.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2013/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Brass; wood.

Description

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

Lumbar Puncture Needle

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Title

Lumbar Puncture Needle

Description

Pictured here is a lumbar puncture needle, held in a metal box. It was used to perform the lumbar puncture procedure, which involves inserting a needle between the bones of the lower spine to take a sample of cerebrospinal fluid, fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

The first lumbar punctures were performed by Heinrich Iranäus Quincke (1842-1922) in the late 19th Century. This procedure can help to diagnose infections such as meningitis. It is also sometimes used to inject anaesthetic medication.

Creator

B. Braun Melsungen AG

Date

Unknown

Identifier

1999/2.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 36.3 cm (box)

Materials

Metal; Glass.

Description

Pictured here is a lumbar puncture needle, held in a metal box. It was used to perform the lumbar puncture procedure, which involves inserting a needle between the bones of the lower spine to take a sample of cerebrospinal fluid, fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

The first lumbar punctures were performed by Heinrich Iranäus Quincke (1842-1922) in the late 19th Century. This procedure can help to diagnose infections such as meningitis. It is also sometimes used to inject anaesthetic medication.

Uterine Vulsellum Forceps

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Title

Uterine Vulsellum Forceps

Description

Vulsellum forceps with multiple tooths, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix. This pair of forceps have the inscriptions 'BAIRD BROS GLASGOW' and 'STAINLESS STEEL.'

Creator

Baird Brothers

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.3cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Vulsellum forceps with multiple tooths, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix. This pair of forceps have the inscriptions 'BAIRD BROS GLASGOW' and 'STAINLESS STEEL.'

Glass Syringe

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Title

Glass Syringe

Description

Glass syringe with glass piston and metal pentagon-shaped head with nozzle.

Creator

Balco

Date

20th Century

Identifier

1997/3.15

Coverage

Great Britain

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.5 cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

Glass syringe with glass piston and metal pentagon-shaped head with nozzle.

Viule Syringe

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Title

Viule Syringe

Description

Boots viule syringe in a metal case with 'hospital' written on the lid. Case also holds two glass containers with needles inside.

Syringe designed for use with viules or other medical cartridges. Adaptable for use with most hypodermic syringes.

Creator

Boots Ltd.

Identifier

1999/2.9

Coverage

England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.4 cm (syringe); 14.7 cm (case)

Materials

Glass; Metal; Rubber

Description

Boots viule syringe in a metal case with 'hospital' written on the lid. Case also holds two glass containers with needles inside.

Syringe designed for use with viules or other medical cartridges. Adaptable for use with most hypodermic syringes.

Philip's Airway

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Title

Philip's Airway

Description

Philip's airway, with the inscriptions 'B.O.C.', '2' and '18mm.'

Creator

British Oxygen Company, Ltd.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.9cm

Materials

Metal; Rubber

Description

Philip's airway, with the inscriptions 'B.O.C.', '2' and '18mm.'

Lawson Tait's Perineorrhaphy Scissors

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Title

Lawson Tait's Perineorrhaphy Scissors

Description

A pair of scissors with angled blades used for the repair of the perineum, a procedure known as perineorrhaphy.

This design is named after Scottish gynaecologist Robert Lawson Tait (1845-1899).

Creator

C. Gray and Son

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1997/8.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.2 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

A pair of scissors with angled blades used for the repair of the perineum, a procedure known as perineorrhaphy.

This design is named after Scottish gynaecologist Robert Lawson Tait (1845-1899).

Dental Forceps

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Title

Dental Forceps

Description

Smaller dental forceps used for removing children's teeth.

Creator

Cash and Sons, England

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/5.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.5cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Smaller dental forceps used for removing children's teeth.

Brunton's Auroscope

Details

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Title

Brunton's Auroscope

Description

Pictured here is an auroscope, a medical device used for visual examination of the eardrum and the passage of the outer ear.

Creator

Charles F. Thackray Ltd.

Date

c. 1865

Identifier

2003/176

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Leather; Metal

Description

Pictured here is an auroscope, a medical device used for visual examination of the eardrum and the passage of the outer ear.

Hewitt's Airway

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Title

Hewitt's Airway

Description

Hewitt's airway, with the inscription 'THACKRAY LEEDS.'

'1908' and 'HEWITT'S' has been handwritten on the rubber tube.

Creator

Charles F. Thackray Ltd.

Date

c. 1900s - c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.2cm

Materials

Metal; Rubber

Description

Hewitt's airway, with the inscription 'THACKRAY LEEDS.'

'1908' and 'HEWITT'S' has been handwritten on the rubber tube.

Dental Elevator

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Title

Dental Elevator

Description

An elevator used for loosening the tooth prior to forcep extraction. This is an example of a cross bar elevator, its handle is at a right angle to the blade for greater force. It has the inscriptions 'ASH England' and '12L.'

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co, Ltd.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/5.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.2cm

Materials

Stainless Steel; Chromium

Description

An elevator used for loosening the tooth prior to forcep extraction. This is an example of a cross bar elevator, its handle is at a right angle to the blade for greater force. It has the inscriptions 'ASH England' and '12L.'

Tongue Forceps

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Title

Tongue Forceps

Description

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

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

2005/8.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Steel, rubber.

Description

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

Bur Stand

Details

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Title

Bur Stand

Description

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

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/676

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Bakelite and metal

Description

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

Ivory's Double Bow Separator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ivory's Double Bow Separator

Description

Separator for anterior or posterior teeth

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/125

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Separator for anterior or posterior teeth

Fusing Porcelain Powders

Details

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Title

Fusing Porcelain Powders

Description

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

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/813

Description

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

Porcelain Enamels

Details

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Title

Porcelain Enamels

Description

8 x 1/4 oz bottles of assorted shades of enamel used to shade porcelain teeth, including white, grey, blue, dark green, dark brown, italian brown, black and yellow. Set is complete with mixing oil, spatula and brushes.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/816

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass; Cardboard; Porcelain

Description

8 x 1/4 oz bottles of assorted shades of enamel used to shade porcelain teeth, including white, grey, blue, dark green, dark brown, italian brown, black and yellow. Set is complete with mixing oil, spatula and brushes.

Dental Forceps

Details

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Title

Dental Forceps

Description

Dental forceps used for the removal of the lower front teeth.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1950s.

Identifier

1997/5.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.9cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Dental forceps used for the removal of the lower front teeth.

Dental Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Forceps

Description

Dental forceps used for the removal of upper molars.

Creator

Claudius Ash, Sons & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/5.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.8cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Dental forceps used for the removal of upper molars.

Automatic Hand Mallet

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Automatic Hand Mallet

Description

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

Creator

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

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

HD/722

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal and ebony

Description

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

Set of Miniature Plugger Points for Dental Engine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Miniature Plugger Points for Dental Engine

Description

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

Creator

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

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

HD/117

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

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

Materials

metal, ebony, wood

Description

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

Dental Gouge

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Gouge

Description

A dental gouge, commonly used for loosening teeth before extraction.

Creator

Coupland

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/5.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A dental gouge, commonly used for loosening teeth before extraction.

McKeeson's Expiration Valve

Details

Dublin Core

Title

McKeeson's Expiration Valve

Creator

Coxeter Ltd.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 7.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description


Airway Prop

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Airway Prop

Creator

Coxeter Ltd.

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2003/27.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 2.1cm

Materials

Metal

Description


Lacrimal Irrigation Syringe

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Reading Test Type

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Reading Test Type

Description

Reading test type arranged by Curry & Paxton, 195 Great Portland Street, London.

Creator

Curry & Paxton, London

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2003/77.68

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.1cm

Materials

Paper; Plastic

Description

Reading test type arranged by Curry & Paxton, 195 Great Portland Street, London.

Gold Foil Annealing Lamp

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gold Foil Annealing Lamp

Description

Spirit lamp and circular slab of mica used to anneal cohesive gold cylinders for dental cavities.

Creator

Dental Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1874-1968

Identifier

HD/693

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

radius 5.5cm, 0.4cm thickness, height 10.5cm

Materials

metal, glass, mica

Description

Spirit lamp and circular slab of mica used to anneal cohesive gold cylinders for dental cavities.

Dental Plugger

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Plugger

Description

Metal dental plugger for filling cavities

Creator

Dental Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1874-1968

Identifier

HD/517

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

length 14cm, height 0.8 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal dental plugger for filling cavities

Dental Engine Handpiece Set

Details

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Title

Dental Engine Handpiece Set

Description

Handpiece set for an eletcric dental engine in velvet lined box with 6 miniature plugger points.

Creator

Dental Manufacturing Co. Ltd.; 1874-1968; Dental manufacturers

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

HD/698

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Box; 13.5cm x 5.5cm x 1 cm

Materials

metal, velvet, wood

Description

Handpiece set for an eletcric dental engine in velvet lined box with 6 miniature plugger points.

Page's Inhaler

Details

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Title

Page's Inhaler

Description

Page's Inhaler, with the inscription 'DOWN BROS.'

Creator

Down Bros Ltd

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.2cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Page's Inhaler, with the inscription 'DOWN BROS.'

St. Clair Thomson's Nasal Mirror

Details

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Title

St. Clair Thomson's Nasal Mirror

Description

A nasal mirror used for examining adenoids, small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose above the roof of the mouth.

There is an inscription on the handle reading 'Down England' and on the back of the mirror reading '10 mm.'

Creator

Down Bros Ltd.

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2000/7.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.5cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

A nasal mirror used for examining adenoids, small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose above the roof of the mouth.

There is an inscription on the handle reading 'Down England' and on the back of the mirror reading '10 mm.'

Thudichum's Nasal Speculum

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Thudichum's Nasal Speculum

Description

Thudichum's nasal speculum, with the inscriptions 'DOWN', 'STAINLESS' and '4.'

Creator

Down Bros Ltd.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 7.2cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Thudichum's nasal speculum, with the inscriptions 'DOWN', 'STAINLESS' and '4.'

Tongue Depressor

Details

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Title

Tongue Depressor

Description

A curved tongue depressor used for oral examination. This instrument has the inscriptions 'DOWN ENGLAND' and 'STAINLESS STEEL.'

Creator

Down Bros Ltd.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/7.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.1cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

A curved tongue depressor used for oral examination. This instrument has the inscriptions 'DOWN ENGLAND' and 'STAINLESS STEEL.'

Sydenham's Modified Mouth Gag

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sydenham's Modified Mouth Gag

Creator

Down Bros, London

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

1997/7.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description


Gardiner Browne's Tuning Fork

Details

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Title

Gardiner Browne's Tuning Fork

Description

A tuning fork, used to test hearing.

Creator

Down Bros; Mayer & Phelps

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/7.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20.3 cm

Materials

Nickel

Description

A tuning fork, used to test hearing.

Gardiner Browne's Tuning Fork

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gardiner Browne's Tuning Fork

Description

A tuning fork used to test hearing. This instrument has the inscriptions 'DOWN MAYER', '512' and 'C2.'

Creator

Down Bros; Mayer & Phelps

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2000/7.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.2cm

Materials

Nickel

Description

A tuning fork used to test hearing. This instrument has the inscriptions 'DOWN MAYER', '512' and 'C2.'

Ophthalmoscope

Details

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Title

Ophthalmoscope

Description

Pictured here is an Ophthalmoscope in a leather-covered case with green velvet lining. The Ophthalmoscope, also known as a funduscope, is an instrument used to examine the fundus, the interior back surface of the eye.

Creator

E. Kraft & Sohn

Date

c. 1854

Identifier

2003/280.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20.7 cm

Materials

Glass; Leather; Metal; Velvet

Description

Pictured here is an Ophthalmoscope in a leather-covered case with green velvet lining. The Ophthalmoscope, also known as a funduscope, is an instrument used to examine the fundus, the interior back surface of the eye.

Multiple Clip Applier

Details

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Title

Multiple Clip Applier

Description

Multiple clip applier for keyhole surgery,

Creator

Ethicon Inc

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2001/4.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 44 cm

Materials

Plastic, titanium.

Description

Multiple clip applier for keyhole surgery,

Metal Tongue Depressor

Details

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Title

Metal Tongue Depressor

Description

A metal tongue depressor used for oral examination. This instrument has the inscription 'EUPNINE VERNADE.'

Creator

Eupnine Vernade

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2000/3.77

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A metal tongue depressor used for oral examination. This instrument has the inscription 'EUPNINE VERNADE.'

Portable Syringe Outfit

Details

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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.

Junker's Chloroform Inhaler

Details

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Tuberculin Syringe

Details

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Title

Tuberculin Syringe

Description

This tuberculin syringe is held in a pale-yellow cardboard box. It was used to inject tuberculin, a combination of proteins that are used to diagnose tuberculosis.

Tuberculin is injected into the forearm to determine if the patient has been exposed to the bacteria causing tuberculosis. If the patent is infected, a small hard red bump will develop at the site of the injection, usually after 48 hours.

This test is referred to as the Mantoux Test, also known as the tuberculin skin test or TST. It was developed in the early 1900s by Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), building on the work of Robert Koch and Clemens von Pirquet.

Creator

Fivepoint

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1999/2.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.7 cm

Materials

Glass; Metal; Cardboard

Description

This tuberculin syringe is held in a pale-yellow cardboard box. It was used to inject tuberculin, a combination of proteins that are used to diagnose tuberculosis.

Tuberculin is injected into the forearm to determine if the patient has been exposed to the bacteria causing tuberculosis. If the patent is infected, a small hard red bump will develop at the site of the injection, usually after 48 hours.

This test is referred to as the Mantoux Test, also known as the tuberculin skin test or TST. It was developed in the early 1900s by Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), building on the work of Robert Koch and Clemens von Pirquet.

Scarificator

Details

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Title

Scarificator

Description

This twelve-bladed, brass scarificator was once a common tool in the medical practice of bloodletting, the withdrawal of a patient's blood to prevent or cure illness and disease.

The use of the scarificator was considered less painful than earlier bloodletting devices such as lances and fleams, as it punctured the skin quickly. The scarificator's spring-loaded blades are retracted using the lever and the button is pressed to release, creating multiple parallel incisions.

Creator

Francis Cluley

Date

c. 1850

Identifier

2005/4.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 5.2cm, Width: 4.6cm, Height: 3.5cm (of body)

Materials

Metal

Description

This twelve-bladed, brass scarificator was once a common tool in the medical practice of bloodletting, the withdrawal of a patient's blood to prevent or cure illness and disease.

The use of the scarificator was considered less painful than earlier bloodletting devices such as lances and fleams, as it punctured the skin quickly. The scarificator's spring-loaded blades are retracted using the lever and the button is pressed to release, creating multiple parallel incisions.

Veedee Massager

Details

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Miniature Pneumothorax Apparatus

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Miniature Pneumothorax Apparatus

Description

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

Creator

Genito-Urinary Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1934-1936

Identifier

2004/7.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood, Metal, Rubber

Description

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

Philip's Airway

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Philip's Airway

Description

Philip's airway, with the inscription 'Ritchie Glasgow.'

Creator

George B. Ritchie

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/27.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.8cm

Materials

Metal;Rubber

Description

Philip's airway, with the inscription 'Ritchie Glasgow.'

Laryngeal Mirror

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Laryngeal Mirror

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Creator

Gowllands Ltd

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 24.5cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Laryngeal Mirror

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Laryngeal Mirror

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Creator

Gowllands Ltd

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 24.5cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

A laryngeal mirror used to examine the larynx, also known as the voice box.

Uterine Curette

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Uterine Curette

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Creator

Harris and Co., Birmingham

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1999.3.3.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 24.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Haemocytometer

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Haemocytometer

Description

A haemocytometer held in a velvet-lined case, used for counting blood cells. This set consists of a B. S. S. single cell counting chamber with Type Neubauer ruling, two Plano cover glasses and pipettes for red and white corpuscules.

Creator

Hawksley, London

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1998/13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 19.2cm (case)

Materials

Glass; Rubber

Description

A haemocytometer held in a velvet-lined case, used for counting blood cells. This set consists of a B. S. S. single cell counting chamber with Type Neubauer ruling, two Plano cover glasses and pipettes for red and white corpuscules.

Lancet Case

Details

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Title

Lancet Case

Description

Small metal lancet case with four lancets

Creator

Hilliard & Chapman; 1834-1863; Cutlers and surgical instrument makers

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/130

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 6.7 cm

Materials

Metal, tortoiseshell

Description

Small metal lancet case with four lancets

Vulsellum Forceps

Details

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Title

Vulsellum Forceps

Description

Double-toothed vulsellum forceps, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix. This pair of forceps has the inscription 'GARDINER EDINBURGH.'

Creator

J. Gardiner & Son

Identifier

2003/243

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Double-toothed vulsellum forceps, used to grasp the cervical lips during examination of the cervix. This pair of forceps has the inscription 'GARDINER EDINBURGH.'

Smallpox Vaccinator

Details

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Title

Smallpox Vaccinator

Description

Pictured here is a smallpox vaccinator from the 19th century, used to vaccinate members of the public against smallpox.

Creator

J. Gardner & Son; fl. 1830-1921; Surgical instrument makers

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/44

Description

Pictured here is a smallpox vaccinator from the 19th century, used to vaccinate members of the public against smallpox.

Hydraulic Power Toothbrush

Details

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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.

Prism

Details

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Title

Prism

Description

Four prisms and one holder in a leather-covered case. Each of the prisms have inscriptions including '3', '5', '7' and '15.'

Creator

John Trotter Ltd.

Date

c. 1870s - c. 1890s

Identifier

2003/77.53

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.1cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

Four prisms and one holder in a leather-covered case. Each of the prisms have inscriptions including '3', '5', '7' and '15.'

Lancet Case

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lancet Case

Description

Silver lancet case to hold six lancets; attached label reads "Vaccination knives presented by David Tindal".

Creator

John Weiss & Son, Ltd.; 1787-; Surgical instrument makers

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

2003/71

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 6 cm

Materials

Metal, silver, tortoiseshell

Description

Silver lancet case to hold six lancets; attached label reads "Vaccination knives presented by David Tindal".

Disposable Syringe

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Disposable Syringe

Description

Johnson's sterile single use syringe in plastic bag. A card, also held in the plastic bag, provides information and instructions for use, reading 'STERILISED BY GAMMA RADIATION 2.5 MRADS; CERTIFIED STERILE AFTER BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTING AND GUARANTEED IF PACKAGE REMAINS UNDAMAGED; TO OPEN - CUT BAG'

Creator

Johnson & Johnson

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2000/3.47

Coverage

Slough, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15.3cm

Materials

Metal; Plastic; Card

Description

Johnson's sterile single use syringe in plastic bag. A card, also held in the plastic bag, provides information and instructions for use, reading 'STERILISED BY GAMMA RADIATION 2.5 MRADS; CERTIFIED STERILE AFTER BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTING AND GUARANTEED IF PACKAGE REMAINS UNDAMAGED; TO OPEN - CUT BAG'

Keeler Ophthalmoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Keeler Ophthalmoscope

Description

A mains-powered ophthalmoscope.

Creator

Keeler Ltd.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2002/3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21cm

Materials

Glass; Metal; Plastic

Description

A mains-powered ophthalmoscope.

ENT Diagnostic Set

Details

Dublin Core

Title

ENT Diagnostic Set

Description

An ENT diagnostic set held in a leatherette-covered case. This set consists of May's ophthalmoscope, an auriscope with three specula, a nasascope, a tongue depressor, a throat lamp, a holder for the wooden tongue depressor, a laryngeal mirror, a post nasal mirror, a battery handle and a spare lamp.

The case has purple lining with gold lettering, reading 'KLINOSTIK REGD' and 'BRITISH MADE.'

Creator

Klinostik

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/3.46

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass; Metal; Plastic; Wood

Description

An ENT diagnostic set held in a leatherette-covered case. This set consists of May's ophthalmoscope, an auriscope with three specula, a nasascope, a tongue depressor, a throat lamp, a holder for the wooden tongue depressor, a laryngeal mirror, a post nasal mirror, a battery handle and a spare lamp.

The case has purple lining with gold lettering, reading 'KLINOSTIK REGD' and 'BRITISH MADE.'

Clockwork Corneal Trephine

Details

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Title

Clockwork Corneal Trephine

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.

Creator

Koutny

Date

c. 1850-1890s

Identifier

2003/77.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Beale's Self-Illuminating Ophthalmoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Beale's Self-Illuminating Ophthalmoscope

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.

Creator

Lionel Beale, manufactured by Hawksley of London

Date

c. 1860-1880s

Identifier

2003/77.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Chloroform Vaporiser

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Chloroform Vaporiser

Description

Chloroform Vaporiser, once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Creator

M.I.E. Ltd.

Date

c. 1940s

Identifier

2003/29.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 23.2 cm

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Chloroform Vaporiser, once part of an anaesthesia apparatus.

Mathieu-Style Tonsil Guillotine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

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.

Krause's Nasal Polypus Snare

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Krause's Nasal Polypus Snare

Description

A snare used for nasal polypectomy. This process was used to remove nasal polyps, painless soft growths found inside the nose.

This instrument has an inscription reading 'MAYER & CO. LONDON.'

Creator

Mayer & Phelps

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/2.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A snare used for nasal polypectomy. This process was used to remove nasal polyps, painless soft growths found inside the nose.

This instrument has an inscription reading 'MAYER & CO. LONDON.'

Peritonsillar Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Peritonsillar Forceps

Description

Forceps used to open peritonsillar abscesses, areas of puss-filled tissue at the back of the mouth next to the tonsils.

Creator

Mayer & Phelps

Date

20th Century

Identifier

2000/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.8cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Forceps used to open peritonsillar abscesses, areas of puss-filled tissue at the back of the mouth next to the tonsils.

Laryngeal mirror

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Laryngeal mirror

Description

A mirror used to examine the larynx and the pharynx. This instrument has the inscriptions 'HAWKINS LONDON', 'MAYER & PHELPS LONDON' and '26 mm.'

Creator

Mayer & Phelps; Hawkins London

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 23cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

A mirror used to examine the larynx and the pharynx. This instrument has the inscriptions 'HAWKINS LONDON', 'MAYER & PHELPS LONDON' and '26 mm.'

Mouth Props

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Mouth Props

Description

Mouth props: 2 small and 1 large used in the process of administering general anaesthesia.

Creator

McKesson; 1833-; Pharmaceutical manufacturer

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

2005/8.865

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Mouth props: 2 small and 1 large used in the process of administering general anaesthesia.

Tongue Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tongue Forceps

Description

Chrome plated metal forceps. Serrated, broad blades with ratchet grips for gripping tissue. Separable at the hinge.

Creator

Med Supply, Sheffield.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2005/8.23

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Chrome plated metal forceps. Serrated, broad blades with ratchet grips for gripping tissue. Separable at the hinge.

Cartridge Syringe

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Mayo-Ochsner's Artery Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Mayo-Ochsner's Artery Forceps

Description

Mayo-Ochsner's artery forceps, stainless steel.

Creator

Medical Supply Association Ltd

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/3.56

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20 cm

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Mayo-Ochsner's artery forceps, stainless steel.

Bullet Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bullet Forceps

Creator

Millikin & Lawley

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/221

Coverage

England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20.9 cm

Materials

Metal

Description


Ophthalmodynamometer

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ophthalmodynamometer

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.

Creator

Paul Bailliart

Date

c. 1917

Identifier

2003/77.66

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Caustic Pencil

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Title

Caustic Pencil

Description

Box containing caustic pencil of toughened silver nitrate

Creator

Portia

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/17.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm

Materials

cardboard, plastic, silver

Description

Box containing caustic pencil of toughened silver nitrate

Monocular Microscope

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Title

Monocular Microscope

Description

Microscope by R&J Beck of London in wooden box with several accessories.

Richard and Joseph Beck were the nephews of Joseph Jackson Lister, an opticist and physicist, and the father of Sir Joseph Lister.

Creator

R & J Beck

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Publisher

2015/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Brass, Glass, Black Metal

Description

Microscope by R&J Beck of London in wooden box with several accessories.

Richard and Joseph Beck were the nephews of Joseph Jackson Lister, an opticist and physicist, and the father of Sir Joseph Lister.

Transilluminator

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Title

Transilluminator

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.

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.

Laennec Monaural Stethoscope

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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.

Glass Syringe

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Title

Glass Syringe

Description

Heat resisting glass syringe with glass piston and metal nozzle.

Creator

Rocket of London

Date

20th Century

Identifier

1997/3.13

Coverage

Italy

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.3 cm

Materials

Glass; Metal

Description

Heat resisting glass syringe with glass piston and metal nozzle.

Curved Bistoury

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Title

Curved Bistoury

Description

A bistoury is a long, narrow surgical knife with either a straight or curved blade. Bistoury knives can also have a sharp or blunt probe point.

Creator

S. Maw & Son Ltd

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.5 cm

Materials

Metal; Ebony

Description

A bistoury is a long, narrow surgical knife with either a straight or curved blade. Bistoury knives can also have a sharp or blunt probe point.

Liston's Finger Knife.

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Title

Liston's Finger Knife.

Description

Liston's finger knife

Creator

S. Maw & Son, London

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

Pill-Making Apparatus

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Title

Pill-Making Apparatus

Description

This pill-making apparatus consists of a board and a roller with two handles.

The roller has two sets of wheels, allowing it to roll backwards and forwards over the board. The board and roller are fitted with matching corrugated brass plates.

Pill resin would be rolled into a tube and placed on the corrugated surface of the board. The roller would then be used to push the resin through the grooves of the board, creating individual, consistently sized pills.

Creator

S. Maw Son & Thompson London

Date

c.1875

Identifier

2003/77.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 34.3 cm; 46.7 cm

Materials

Metal; Wood

Description

This pill-making apparatus consists of a board and a roller with two handles.

The roller has two sets of wheels, allowing it to roll backwards and forwards over the board. The board and roller are fitted with matching corrugated brass plates.

Pill resin would be rolled into a tube and placed on the corrugated surface of the board. The roller would then be used to push the resin through the grooves of the board, creating individual, consistently sized pills.

Dental Plugger

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Title

Dental Plugger

Description

Metal dental plugger with brass octagonal body for filling cavities

Creator

S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

HD/549

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

length 15.5 cm

Materials

Metal, brass

Description

Metal dental plugger with brass octagonal body for filling cavities

Singer Surgical Needles

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Title

Singer Surgical Needles

Description

Cardboard box containing size 23 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

Creator

Singer Corporation

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.8 x 2.9 x 4.7 cm

Materials

Metal, card.

Description

Cardboard box containing size 23 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

Singer Surgical Needles

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Title

Singer Surgical Needles

Description

Cardboard box containing size 25 Singer surgical needles with taper stub point.

Creator

Singer Corporation

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.8 x 2.9 x 4.7 cm

Materials

Metal, card.

Description

Cardboard box containing size 25 Singer surgical needles with taper stub point.

Fergusson's Vaginal Speculae

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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.

Automatic Trichloroethylene Analgesia Apparatus

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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.

Dr Macaura's Blood Circulator

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Dr Macaura's Blood Circulator

Description

The blood circulator was a hand-held device used for vibrotherapy, a form of treatment that uses vibration. The device has a hand-crank, which is turned to produce a vibrating motion. It can also be fitted with changeable rubber tips.

The blood circulator was invented by Dr Gerald Joseph Macaura (1871-1941). Dr Macaura claimed that the blood circulator could cure many ailments including rheumatism, heart disease, asthma and deafness, although these claims were unproven. He went by the title ‘Dr. G. J. Macaura, F.R.S.A., of the National Medical University, Chicago.’ In later years it emerged that Macaura was not medically qualified. He was prosecuted for fraud and the illegal practice of medicine in France in 1914.

This device is held in a cardboard box, with the writing ‘Dr Macaura’s Blood Circulator’ on the lid along with an illustration of the device.

Creator

The British Appliances Manufacturing Company

Date

c. 1880s-1920s

Identifier

2003/85

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28 cm

Materials

Metal; Wood.

Description

The blood circulator was a hand-held device used for vibrotherapy, a form of treatment that uses vibration. The device has a hand-crank, which is turned to produce a vibrating motion. It can also be fitted with changeable rubber tips.

The blood circulator was invented by Dr Gerald Joseph Macaura (1871-1941). Dr Macaura claimed that the blood circulator could cure many ailments including rheumatism, heart disease, asthma and deafness, although these claims were unproven. He went by the title ‘Dr. G. J. Macaura, F.R.S.A., of the National Medical University, Chicago.’ In later years it emerged that Macaura was not medically qualified. He was prosecuted for fraud and the illegal practice of medicine in France in 1914.

This device is held in a cardboard box, with the writing ‘Dr Macaura’s Blood Circulator’ on the lid along with an illustration of the device.

Rubber Dam Clamp Forceps

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Title

Rubber Dam Clamp Forceps

Description

Pair of metal rubber dam clamp forceps used to maintain a dry field when filling a cavity with cohesive gold cylinders.

Creator

The Glasgow Dental Depot

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

HD/188

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

18.5cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Pair of metal rubber dam clamp forceps used to maintain a dry field when filling a cavity with cohesive gold cylinders.

Engine-Operated Automatic Mallet

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Title

Engine-Operated Automatic Mallet

Description

Mallet portion of automatic dental mallet that would have been operated by an engine, for dental cavity fillings.

Creator

The S.S. White Dental MFG Co.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

HD/122

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Mallet portion of automatic dental mallet that would have been operated by an engine, for dental cavity fillings.

Electromagnetic Mallet

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Title

Electromagnetic Mallet

Description

Electromagnetic mallet for dental foil cavity fillings.

Creator

The S.S. White Dental MFG Co.

Date

c. 1880

Identifier

HD/130

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Electromagnetic mallet for dental foil cavity fillings.

Double-ended Automatic Mallet

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Title

Double-ended Automatic Mallet

Description

Automatic mallet for dental cavity filling, used to condense the lingual surface of a resotration.

Creator

The S.S. White Dental MFG Co.

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

HD/715

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17cm length

Materials

metal, ebony

Description

Automatic mallet for dental cavity filling, used to condense the lingual surface of a resotration.

Scotch Dual Hone

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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.

Set of Interchangeable Plugger Points

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Title

Set of Interchangeable Plugger Points

Description

Set of 8 interchangeable plugger points in velvet lined box, with ebony handpiece.

Creator

The Williams Gold Refining Co.

Date

c.1900s

Identifier

HD/119

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Box; 15cm x 7.5 cm x 2cm

Materials

metal, ebony, velvet, card

Description

Set of 8 interchangeable plugger points in velvet lined box, with ebony handpiece.

Lister-Morton Ophthalmoscope

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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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Mr James Lang AD 1878-1956 Master Craftsman in Wood

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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).

The portrait reads:
MR JAMES LANG
AD 1878-1956
MASTER CRAFTSMAN IN WOOD

On completion of the presentation gavel casket for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The inscription on the casket top reads- 

Presented to the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on the 29th November 1949 and to perpetuate the memory of Andrew and William Brown J.P. who as instrument makers to the Royal Infirmary served the great surgeons Lord Lister and Sir William Macewen 
by
Mr Andrew Jardine, Nephew of Messrs Brown. 
This casket is made of tinder from the Lister Ward of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Built 1839 - Demolished 1924

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).


Tuning Fork

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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.

Jardine's Basilyst

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Braun's Hook

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Decapitator

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Small current x-ray tube

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Title

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

Geissler tube

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Title

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.

X-ray Tube from the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Title

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.

Heavy current x-ray tube

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Title

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

Heavy current x-ray tube

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Title

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.

Heavy current x-ray tube

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Title

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.

Dressing Instrument Set

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Stethoscope

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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.

Vaccinator

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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.

Obstetrical Fillet

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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.

Perforator

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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.

Hook Retractors

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Title

Hook Retractors

Description

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Set of Undine Irrigators

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Title

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.

Ackland's Mouth Gag

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Title

Ackland's Mouth Gag

Description

Ackland's mouth gag, with the inscriptions 'VICAREY DAVIDSON & CO', 'STAINLESS STEEL' and 'MWO.'

Creator

Vicarey Davidson & Co., Ltd.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/29.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.5cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Ackland's mouth gag, with the inscriptions 'VICAREY DAVIDSON & CO', 'STAINLESS STEEL' and 'MWO.'

Bacon's Aural Syringe

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Title

Bacon's Aural Syringe

Description

Bacon's aural syringe, used for the removal of ear wax.

Creator

Vicarey Davidson & Co., Ltd.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/7.19

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 73cm

Materials

Metal; Rubber

Description

Bacon's aural syringe, used for the removal of ear wax.

Cooper's Hernia Bistoury

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Title

Cooper's Hernia Bistoury

Description

A curved surgical knife used for hernia repair surgery.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Glasgow

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/69

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony; Metal

Description

A curved surgical knife used for hernia repair surgery.

Lithotomy Set

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Title

Lithotomy Set

Description

Lithotomy is a surgical method for the removal of stones formed inside the urinary tract, bladder and gallbladder. This set contains a selection of instruments in a wooden box, with a dark brown velvet lining. The set includes a lithotomy scoop, three pairs of lithotomy forceps, three Buchanan’s lithotomy staffs, two Key’s lithotomy knives and one Fergusson’s lithotomy knife.

The box has an inscription reading ‘Dr Eben Watson.’ Ebenezer Watson (1824-1886) was the son of James Watson (1787-1871), often referred to as ‘The Father of the Faculty.’

Ebenezer Watson graduated from the University of Glasgow in Medicine 1846. He was appointed surgeon to Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1856 and was president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1872 to 1874.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/193

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Lithotomy is a surgical method for the removal of stones formed inside the urinary tract, bladder and gallbladder. This set contains a selection of instruments in a wooden box, with a dark brown velvet lining. The set includes a lithotomy scoop, three pairs of lithotomy forceps, three Buchanan’s lithotomy staffs, two Key’s lithotomy knives and one Fergusson’s lithotomy knife.

The box has an inscription reading ‘Dr Eben Watson.’ Ebenezer Watson (1824-1886) was the son of James Watson (1787-1871), often referred to as ‘The Father of the Faculty.’

Ebenezer Watson graduated from the University of Glasgow in Medicine 1846. He was appointed surgeon to Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1856 and was president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1872 to 1874.

Scarificator

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Title

Scarificator

Description

Metal scarificator for bloodletting.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/72

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal scarificator for bloodletting.

Uterine Polypus Forceps

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Title

Uterine Polypus Forceps

Description

A pair of uterine polypus forceps commonly used for the removal of polyps, small growths, from the uterus.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/242

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 20cm

Materials

Metal

Description

A pair of uterine polypus forceps commonly used for the removal of polyps, small growths, from the uterus.

Uterine Curette

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Title

Uterine Curette

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Creator

W. B. Hilliard & Sons Ltd.; 1834-1987; Medical and surgical instrument makers

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/22.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.8 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal uterine curette.

Reid's Vaginal Speculum

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Title

Reid's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Metal vaginal speculum, originally designed by Dr W.L.Reid.

Creator

W.L.Reid

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/177.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

15.8 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal vaginal speculum, originally designed by Dr W.L.Reid.

Brown-Buerger Cystoscope

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Title

Brown-Buerger Cystoscope

Description

Pictured here is a Brown-Buerger cystoscope in a wooden box. It was used to perform cystoscopy, a procedure used to diagnose, monitor and treat conditions affecting the bladder and urethra. The cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and passed into the bladder.

On the lid of the box, there is a small plaque with the embossment ‘Mr. Illingworth.’ in red lettering. Sir Charles Frederick William Illingworth (1899-1990) was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1939. He held this position until he became Emeritus Professor in 1964.

Illingworth was given the title CBE in 1946 and was knighted in 1961. He served as Honorary Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland from 1961-1965 and was made Extra Surgeon to Her Majesty in 1965. He was president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1962-1964.

Creator

Wappler Electric Co., Inc., New York

Date

c. 20th Century

Identifier

2001/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 32.9 cm

Materials

Metal; Plastic; Rubber; Wood

Description

Pictured here is a Brown-Buerger cystoscope in a wooden box. It was used to perform cystoscopy, a procedure used to diagnose, monitor and treat conditions affecting the bladder and urethra. The cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and passed into the bladder.

On the lid of the box, there is a small plaque with the embossment ‘Mr. Illingworth.’ in red lettering. Sir Charles Frederick William Illingworth (1899-1990) was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1939. He held this position until he became Emeritus Professor in 1964.

Illingworth was given the title CBE in 1946 and was knighted in 1961. He served as Honorary Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland from 1961-1965 and was made Extra Surgeon to Her Majesty in 1965. He was president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1962-1964.

Hypodermic Needles

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Title

Hypodermic Needles

Description

Hypodermic needles for use in a Raison or similar syringe. Size number 17 (7/8). Also included: 1 vial alloy compressible washer and 1 vial brass compressible washer.

Creator

Winbury

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/78

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Card, metal

Description

Hypodermic needles for use in a Raison or similar syringe. Size number 17 (7/8). Also included: 1 vial alloy compressible washer and 1 vial brass compressible washer.

Goniometer

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Title

Goniometer

Description

This goniometer is held within a mock leather case. It was used to measure the range of motion of joints in the body, also known as goniometry.

The main body of the goniometer is semi-circular and has a scale from 0 to 180 degrees. It has a stationary arm that is placed against the inactive part of the joint and a moving arm that is aligned with the mobile part of the joint.

Creator

Zimmer

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2002/5.17

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.2 cm

Materials

Metal; Mock Leather

Description

This goniometer is held within a mock leather case. It was used to measure the range of motion of joints in the body, also known as goniometry.

The main body of the goniometer is semi-circular and has a scale from 0 to 180 degrees. It has a stationary arm that is placed against the inactive part of the joint and a moving arm that is aligned with the mobile part of the joint.

Culpeper type microscope

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Title

Culpeper type microscope

Description

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 33.6 cm

Materials

Brass; glass; mahogany

Description

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.

Artificial Pneumothorax

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Title

Artificial Pneumothorax

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.

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.

Christy Cachet Machine "A"

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Title

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Semi-flexible Gastroscope

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Title

Semi-flexible Gastroscope

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.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2000/10.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

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.

Brunton's Auroscope

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Title

Brunton's Auroscope

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.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Percussion hammer and pleximeter in velvet lined box.

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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.

Milne Murray's Midwifery Forceps

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Title

Milne Murray's Midwifery Forceps

Description

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

Date

c. 1920-1940s

Identifier

2007/1.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Stainless steel.

Description

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

Horsley's Skull Trephine

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Title

Horsley's Skull Trephine

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.

Date

c. 1890-1940

Identifier

2006/7.37

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

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.

Blood Pressure Apparatus

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Title

Blood Pressure Apparatus

Date

c. 1800s

Description


Enema

Details

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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

Levis' Metallic Elbow Splint

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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.

Tonsil Guillotine

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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

St Clair Thomson's Adenoid Curette

Details

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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

Eye Lens

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Eye Lens

Date

1800s

Identifier

2003/210.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, tortoiseshell

Description


Microscope

Details

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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.

Macewen's Osteotomes

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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.

Case of laryngeal examination instruments

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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.

Dissection Kit

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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.

Set of Lister's Bougies

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Title

Set of Lister's Bougies

Description

Set of Lister's bougies in leather-covered case, used for dilating the urethra.

Date

c. 1876

Identifier

2003/190

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 31.5 cm

Materials

Leather; Metal; Velvet

Description

Set of Lister's bougies in leather-covered case, used for dilating the urethra.

Enema

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Enema

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2008/4.2

Description


Optometrist's Datum Rule

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.

Ophthalmic Phantom Mask

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.

Uterine Dilator

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


Embryotomy Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Embryotomy Forceps

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2003/245

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description


Palmer's Cervical Dilator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Palmer's Cervical Dilator

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/251

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description


Burdon Cooper's Tobacco Test

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

Fracture Operating Instrument Set

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

Halstead's artery forceps

Details

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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

Firle Eye Magnet

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.

Spencer Wells' Artery Forceps

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

Clinical Thermometer

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

Clinical thermometer

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.

Clinical Thermometer

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.

Dental Articulator

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.

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/204.4

Description


Petit-Type Tourniquet

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Petit-Type Tourniquet

Description

2003/250

Identifier

c. 1901

Description

2003/250

Field Tourniquet

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Field Tourniquet

Date

c.1901

Identifier

2003/202.17

Description


Pelvimeter

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.

Induction Dilators

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Induction Dilators

Date

c. 1920-1940

Identifier

2007/1.12

Description


Sinclair's Expressor Guard

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sinclair's Expressor Guard

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.40.1

Description


Hydrocele Trocar

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hydrocele Trocar

Date

c.1860s

Identifier

2003/12.13

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony and metal

Description


Bosworth's Snare

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.

Dynamometer

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.

Set of Three Rinsing Curettes

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.

Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope

Description

This foetal stethoscope is also known as a pinard horn, named after the French Obstetrician Adolphe Pinard (1844-1934). Pinard designed this style of stethoscope in 1895. It was used to monitor foetal heart rate by placing the instrument on the patient’s stomach.

Adolphe Pinard was an early advocate for foetal health monitoring. However, he was also a founding member of the French Eugenics Society in 1913 and served as its president for some time.

Pinard horns are still used to this day for patients at low risk of complications in labour as well as in low-resource settings.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/8.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height = 12.7cm

Materials

Aluminium

Description

This foetal stethoscope is also known as a pinard horn, named after the French Obstetrician Adolphe Pinard (1844-1934). Pinard designed this style of stethoscope in 1895. It was used to monitor foetal heart rate by placing the instrument on the patient’s stomach.

Adolphe Pinard was an early advocate for foetal health monitoring. However, he was also a founding member of the French Eugenics Society in 1913 and served as its president for some time.

Pinard horns are still used to this day for patients at low risk of complications in labour as well as in low-resource settings.

Water's Cannister

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.

Clifford and Watt's Uterine Dilator

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.

Electrical Clinical Thermometer

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.

Rectal Speculum

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.

Clinical Thermometer

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.

Anaesthetic Apparatus

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.

Cupping Set

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.

Cased set of Post-mortem instruments

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.

Steel framed solid saw

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.

Catlin

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.

Cartilage Knife

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.

Bone Chisel

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.

Pair of surgical scissors

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.

Plain Surgical Scalpel

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.

Untoothed Steel Forceps

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.

Blowpipe

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.

Set of Chain Hooks

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.

Sphygmomanometer

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.

Electric Auriscope

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.

Clinical Thermometer

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.

Set of Uterine Dilators

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.

Sim's Vaginal Speculum

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.

Magnifying Lenses in Folding Case

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.

Sphincteroscope

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.

Glass Syringe

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.

Enema

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.

Catgut Ligatures and Suture Needle

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.

Enema

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.

Hone

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Hone

Description

This quartz hone is from the surgical case of surgeon and medical officer, Dr Harry Russell Lillie (-1990). It was used for sharpening blades.

The hone is held within a brown cardboard sleeve with gold lettering reading ‘Forest Fire Prevention Conserves Fish and Wild-Life.’

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8cm

Materials

Cardboard; Quartz

Description

This quartz hone is from the surgical case of surgeon and medical officer, Dr Harry Russell Lillie (-1990). It was used for sharpening blades.

The hone is held within a brown cardboard sleeve with gold lettering reading ‘Forest Fire Prevention Conserves Fish and Wild-Life.’

Hypodermic Syringe

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

Hypodermic Needles

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.

Hypodermic Needles

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.

Syringe and hypodermic needles

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.

Record Syringe

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.

Glass syringe and needle

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.

Record Syringe

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.

Safety Pins

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.

Scissor-handle Forceps

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.

Aneurism Needle

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.

Curved Artery Forceps

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.

Double-ended Bone Scoop

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.

Hernia Knife

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.

Laryngoscopic Set

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.

Field Tourniquet

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.

Record Syringe for Insulin

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.

Suture Needles

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.

Record Syringe

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Thermometer Case

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Syringe

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Record Syringe

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Ritcher's Needle Holder

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ritcher's Needle Holder

Description

Pair of Ritcher's needle holders from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Date

c. 1930s.

Identifier

1999/3.3.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17.6 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel

Description

Pair of Ritcher's needle holders from the surgical case of Maud Perry Menzies.

Tonsil Guillotine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tonsil Guillotine

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, 20th century.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/22.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

22.9 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Tonsil guillotine, metal, 20th century.

O'Malley's Tonsil Guillotine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

O'Malley's Tonsil Guillotine

Description

O'Malleys tonsil guillotine, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Date

c. 1950s.

Identifier

1998/6.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

24 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel.

Description

O'Malleys tonsil guillotine, stainless steel, c 1950s.

Tonsil Enucleator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tonsil Enucleator

Description

Tonsil enucleator with interchangeable paediatric operating head, used for home tonsillectomy.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

1997/7.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

24.4 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Tonsil enucleator with interchangeable paediatric operating head, used for home tonsillectomy.

Gottstein's Naso-Pharyngeal curette

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gottstein's Naso-Pharyngeal curette

Description

Gottstein's naso-pharyngeal curette, metal, c 1900s.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/225

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20.9 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Gottstein's naso-pharyngeal curette, metal, c 1900s.

Spencer Meibomian Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Spencer Meibomian Forceps

Description

Spencer meibomian forceps, stainless steel, c 1929.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2003/77.40.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.8 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel.

Description

Spencer meibomian forceps, stainless steel, c 1929.

Wooden Case Containing Eye Instruments

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Wooden Case Containing Eye Instruments

Description

Wooden case containing eye instruments, c 1850s.

Date

c. 1850s

Identifier

2003/77.42

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16.4 cm length

Materials

Brass, silk, velvet, wood.

Description

Wooden case containing eye instruments, c 1850s.

Surgical Instrument Case

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Surgical Instrument Case

Description

Surgical instrument case, leather, c 1900s.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/103

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

36 cm length

Materials

Leather

Description

Surgical instrument case, leather, c 1900s.

Dental Scaling Set

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Scaling Set

Description

Dental scaling set containing 5 scalers and 1 ebony handle, in leather-covered case.

Date

c. 1800

Identifier

2003/116

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.6 cm length

Materials

Ebony, leather, metal, silk, velvet, wood.

Description

Dental scaling set containing 5 scalers and 1 ebony handle, in leather-covered case.

Surgical Instrument Case

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Surgical Instrument Case

Description

Surgical instrument case with instruments.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/147

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16.2 cm length

Materials

Ivory, leather, metal, tortoiseshell.

Description

Surgical instrument case with instruments.

Ophthalmic Instrument Test Drum.

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ophthalmic Instrument Test Drum.

Description

Ophthalmic instrument test drum, kidskin and metal, 20th century, contained within Hugh Wright Thomson's case of eye instruments.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/161

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.5 cm diameter

Materials

Kidskin, metal.

Description

Ophthalmic instrument test drum, kidskin and metal, 20th century, contained within Hugh Wright Thomson's case of eye instruments.

Set of Lane Tissue Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Lane Tissue Forceps

Description

Nickel-plated steel, boxed joint tissue forceps.

Date

c. 1900-1930s

Identifier

2006/7.27.1-3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

21.4 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Nickel-plated steel, boxed joint tissue forceps.

Set of Mayo's Surgical Scissors

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Mayo's Surgical Scissors

Description

Set of three Mayo scissors, two straight and one curved.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s.

Identifier

2006/7.28.1-3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Straight = 20.5 cm and 14.2 cm length
Curved = 17 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Set of three Mayo scissors, two straight and one curved.

Set of Canny Ryall's Retractors

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of Canny Ryall's Retractors

Description

3 Canny Ryall retractors, all of which are double ended with a single hook blade and fenestrated blade.

Date

c. 1900-1940

Identifier

2006/7.36.1-3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19.6 cm length
20.2 cm length
20.1 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

3 Canny Ryall retractors, all of which are double ended with a single hook blade and fenestrated blade.

Sim's Vaginal Speculum

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sim's Vaginal Speculum

Description

Vaginal speculum, duck-bill type, Sim's pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.41

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.5 cm in length

Materials

Metal

Description

Vaginal speculum, duck-bill type, Sim's pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

Royal Free Hospital's Uterine Dressings Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Royal Free Hospital's Uterine Dressings Forceps

Description

Uterine dressings forceps, Royal Free Hospital pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.45

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

26.5 cm in length

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine dressings forceps, Royal Free Hospital pattern. Plated metal, probably nickel.

Bozemann's Uterine Flushing Tube

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bozemann's Uterine Flushing Tube

Description

Uterine flushing tube, Bozemann's pattern. Nickel plated.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.44

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

35.5cm in length

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine flushing tube, Bozemann's pattern. Nickel plated.

Surgical Scalpels in Aseptic Metal Box

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Surgical Scalpels in Aseptic Metal Box

Description

Box is fitted with secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with metal clip. The scalpels are identical and four in number. Box is plated, possibly nickel.
The scalpels are forged from solid, stainless steel.

Date

c. 1920-1940

Identifier

2006/7.47

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Box: 17.8cm in length, 3.9cm in width, 1.6cm in depth.
Scalpels: 16.1cm in length, 1cm in width.

Materials

Metal

Description

Box is fitted with secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with metal clip. The scalpels are identical and four in number. Box is plated, possibly nickel.
The scalpels are forged from solid, stainless steel.

Breast knife (scalpel)

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Breast knife (scalpel)

Description

Single "4 inch" scalpel forged from solid nickel steel.

Date

c. 1901-1950

Identifier

c. 2006/7.50

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

20cm in length, 1.4cm in width

Materials

Metal

Description

Single "4 inch" scalpel forged from solid nickel steel.

Cased set of Uterine Sounds

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cased set of Uterine Sounds

Description

Consists of a composite two piece, lined instrument case covered in black faux shagreen. Interior of the lid is lined in padded crimson velvet material. Base is lined with unpadded crimson/purple velvet and has inserts to receive the instruments.

Date

c. 1880s-1920s

Identifier

2007/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

31.3cm in length, 12.1cm in depth, 3.7cm in height.

Materials

Wood, faux shagreen, velvet, metal

Description

Consists of a composite two piece, lined instrument case covered in black faux shagreen. Interior of the lid is lined in padded crimson velvet material. Base is lined with unpadded crimson/purple velvet and has inserts to receive the instruments.

Nipple Shield

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Nipple Shield

Description

Glass, discoid apparatus, designed to be fitted with a rubber teat.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.19

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.4cm in diameter, 1.6cm in depth.

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass, discoid apparatus, designed to be fitted with a rubber teat.

Bier's Suction Apparatus

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bier's Suction Apparatus

Description

Bier's suction apparatus for furuncle. Made of pressed and blown glass.

Date

c. 1880-1900

Identifier

2006/7.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.8cm in length, 4.7cm in width.

Materials

Glass

Description

Bier's suction apparatus for furuncle. Made of pressed and blown glass.

Set of 12 Silver Catheters

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of 12 Silver Catheters

Description

Case is hinged and covered in black faux shagreen, and lined internally. Lid is lined with padded silver silk and base has fitted recesses for the catheters and oil bottle, lined with dark blue velvet. Catheters are silver-plated.

Date

c. 1860-1920

Identifier

2006/7.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

35cm in length, 12.6cm in width, 3.4cm in depth.

Materials

Wood, silk, velvet, metal, glass

Description

Case is hinged and covered in black faux shagreen, and lined internally. Lid is lined with padded silver silk and base has fitted recesses for the catheters and oil bottle, lined with dark blue velvet. Catheters are silver-plated.

Rheinstater's Flushing Uterine Curette

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Rheinstater's Flushing Uterine Curette

Description

Rheinstater's flushing uterine curette. Chrome/nickel plated.

Date

c. 1920-1940s

Identifier

2007/1.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Rheinstater's flushing uterine curette. Chrome/nickel plated.

Sim's Uterine Curette

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sim's Uterine Curette

Description

Sime's uterine curette (sharp). Size B. Chrome/nickel plated.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2007/1.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Sime's uterine curette (sharp). Size B. Chrome/nickel plated.

Thomson's Bladder Sound

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Thomson's Bladder Sound

Description

Thomson's bladder/uterine sound. Chrome/nickel plated.

Date

c. 1900-1940

Identifier

2007/1.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Thomson's bladder/uterine sound. Chrome/nickel plated.

Offset Non-ratchet Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Offset Non-ratchet Forceps

Description

Pair of offset, non-ratchet forceps, with concealed hinge. Nickel/chrome plated.

Date

c. 1920-1940

Identifier

2007/1.14

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Pair of offset, non-ratchet forceps, with concealed hinge. Nickel/chrome plated.

Dental Mirror

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Mirror

Description

Dental mirror with a concave lens.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2007/1.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal, Glass.

Description

Dental mirror with a concave lens.

Gibson's Uterine Flushing Tube

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gibson's Uterine Flushing Tube

Description

Uterine flushing tube, Gibson's type. Nickel steel.

Date

c. 1920-1940s

Identifier

2007/1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Uterine flushing tube, Gibson's type. Nickel steel.

Lymphangiogram Catheters

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lymphangiogram Catheters

Description

A red cardboard box containing six individually packaged disposable lymphangiogram catheter sets.

Lymphangiography is a medical imaging technique used to visualise lymph nodes and lymph vessels. The procedure involves an injection of a small amount of blue dye between the toes. Thin, blueish lines then appear, helping to locate the lymph vessels. The area is numbed and a small surgical cut is made near one of these blue lines. A thin, flexible tube is inserted and contrast medium flows through the tube over 60 to 90 minutes. The contrast medium can then be seen spreading through the lymphatic system via live x-ray, also referred to as fluoroscopy.

Date

c. 1964

Identifier

2007/2.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.8 cm; Depth: 10.5 cm; Height: 5.1 cm

Materials

Cardboard; Plastic

Description

A red cardboard box containing six individually packaged disposable lymphangiogram catheter sets.

Lymphangiography is a medical imaging technique used to visualise lymph nodes and lymph vessels. The procedure involves an injection of a small amount of blue dye between the toes. Thin, blueish lines then appear, helping to locate the lymph vessels. The area is numbed and a small surgical cut is made near one of these blue lines. A thin, flexible tube is inserted and contrast medium flows through the tube over 60 to 90 minutes. The contrast medium can then be seen spreading through the lymphatic system via live x-ray, also referred to as fluoroscopy.

Trephine Set Case

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Trephine Set Case

Description

Hardwood, probably mahogany, hinged case with carrying handle and unmarked lock. Inset brass hooks (one each side) for securing lid of case.
Lining of case is padded green velvet with a fitted recess for each instrument.

Date

c. 1700s

Identifier

2008/4.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

22cm in width, 20.5cm in depth, 5cm in height.

Materials

Mahogany, velvet, brass.

Description

Hardwood, probably mahogany, hinged case with carrying handle and unmarked lock. Inset brass hooks (one each side) for securing lid of case.
Lining of case is padded green velvet with a fitted recess for each instrument.

Brook Airway Device

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Brook Airway Device

Description

Used in emergency resuscitation. Patented in 1959.

Date

c. 1960

Identifier

2010/1.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

18.5 cm length

Materials

Plastic, soft polypropylene material.

Description

Used in emergency resuscitation. Patented in 1959.

Magill's Laryngoscope Blade

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Magill's Laryngoscope Blade

Date

c. 1930-1960

Identifier

2010/1.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12.7 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description


Ferguson's Mouth Gag

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ferguson's Mouth Gag

Description

Mouth gag with straight parallel jaws. Children's size. Fluted handles.

Date

c. 1930-1960

Identifier

2010/1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16 cm length

Materials

Stainless steel

Description

Mouth gag with straight parallel jaws. Children's size. Fluted handles.

Lancet Case

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lancet Case

Description

Silver lancet case with initials JCH.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2013/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Silver lancet case with initials JCH.

Director with Aneurism Needle

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Director with Aneurism Needle

Description

Director with aneurism needle.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

1996/2.17.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Director with aneurism needle.

Syringe in Metal Case

Details

Dublin Core

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


Metal Forceps with Detachable Handles.

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Metal Forceps with Detachable Handles.

Description

Metal forceps with detachable handles.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

1996/2.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

23.3 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal forceps with detachable handles.

Peter's Modified Siegle's Aural Speculum

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Peter's Modified Siegle's Aural Speculum

Description

Peter's modified Siegle's aural speculum, glass, metal and rubber, c 1930s.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/7.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

58.5 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber.

Description

Peter's modified Siegle's aural speculum, glass, metal and rubber, c 1930s.

Tooth Key

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Tooth Key

Description

Tooth Key from 19th century.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/106

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.9 cm length

Materials

Ebony, metal.

Description

Tooth Key from 19th century.

Metacarpal Saw

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Metacarpal Saw

Description

Metacarpal saw, part of amputation set from 1860s.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

21.8 cm length

Materials

Metal, ebony.

Description

Metacarpal saw, part of amputation set from 1860s.

Semi-circular Trephine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Semi-circular Trephine

Description

Metal semi-circular trephine, part of amputation set from 1860s.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.20

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.8 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal semi-circular trephine, part of amputation set from 1860s.

Amputation Saw

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Amputation Saw

Description

Amputation saw from amputation set, dating from 1860s.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

34 cm length

Materials

Metal, ebony.

Description

Amputation saw from amputation set, dating from 1860s.

Bone Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Forceps

Description

Pair of metal bone forceps.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.23

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19.9 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Pair of metal bone forceps.

Physicians Case

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Cannula

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cannula

Description

Metal cannula from an amputation set.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5.3 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal cannula from an amputation set.

Gouge

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gouge

Description

Metal gouge, part of a 19th century amputation set.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.22

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12.3 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal gouge, part of a 19th century amputation set.

Probang

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Probang

Description

Pictured here is a probing, originally part of a 19th century amputation set.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/12.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

47.5 cm length

Materials

Ebony, metal, sponge.

Description

Pictured here is a probing, originally part of a 19th century amputation set.

Ophthalmoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ophthalmoscope

Description

Ophthalmoscope in leather-covered case.

Date

c. 1890s

Identifier

2003/77.35

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.3 cm length

Materials

Glass, leather, metal, velvet.

Description

Ophthalmoscope in leather-covered case.

Trephine Brush

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Trephine Brush

Description

This brush would have been used to brush debris away from the teeth of a trephine, a hole saw used to remove a circle of tissue or bone.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/202.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony; Horsehair

Description

This brush would have been used to brush debris away from the teeth of a trephine, a hole saw used to remove a circle of tissue or bone.

Lister's Necrosis Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lister's Necrosis Forceps

Description

Lister's necrosis forceps, metal.

Date

c. 1901

Identifier

2003/204.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Lister's necrosis forceps, metal.

Gouge

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gouge

Description

Ebony and metal gouge as part of an amputation set.

Date

c. 19th-20th century

Identifier

2003/204.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony, metal.

Description

Ebony and metal gouge as part of an amputation set.

Sharp Double Hook

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sharp Double Hook

Description

Sharp double hook, ebony and metal.

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/204.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Ebony, metal.

Description

Sharp double hook, ebony and metal.

Galvanometer

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Galvanometer

Description

Wooden box containing recording ammeter/glavinometer.

Date

c.1934

Identifier

2004/7.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Wood, glass, plastic, metal.

Description

Wooden box containing recording ammeter/glavinometer.

Amputation Saw

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Amputation Saw

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.46

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

36.2 cm length, 9.7cm in width (at handle).

Materials

Metal (Nickel)

Description


Volckmann's Bone Scoop

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Volckmann's Bone Scoop

Description

Double-ended bone scoop, with one oval and one round end. This type of scoop can also be called a "Lupus scoop", used in dermatological practice.

Date

c. 1880-1940

Identifier

2006/7.49

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.2cm in length, 1.3cm in width (round scoop), 0.5cm in width (oval scoop).

Materials

Metal

Description

Double-ended bone scoop, with one oval and one round end. This type of scoop can also be called a "Lupus scoop", used in dermatological practice.

Ascites Trochar

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ascites Trochar

Description

Plain trochar for abdominal ascites.

Date

c. 1880-1930

Identifier

2006/7.51

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

21cm in length, 0.9cm in width.

Materials

Metal

Description

Plain trochar for abdominal ascites.

Perforator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Perforator

Description

Perforator. Steel, unmarked. Has keyed end in order that it can be received into the trephine handle for use.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.7cm in length.

Materials

Steel.

Description

Perforator. Steel, unmarked. Has keyed end in order that it can be received into the trephine handle for use.

 T-shaped Detaching Handle

Details

Dublin Core

Title

T-shaped Detaching Handle

Description

Single steel T-shaped detaching handle.
Transverse portion consists of two steel arms, each individually shaped to be used as:
a) A pointed elevator, and
b) A square-ended elevator.

The central receiving portion is 1.0cm in diameter and accepts the square ended trephines and the perforator. Has a steel activating clip button on the shaft.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Transverse arms: 16.7cm
Receiving central section: 6cm

Materials

Steel

Description

Single steel T-shaped detaching handle.
Transverse portion consists of two steel arms, each individually shaped to be used as:
a) A pointed elevator, and
b) A square-ended elevator.

The central receiving portion is 1.0cm in diameter and accepts the square ended trephines and the perforator. Has a steel activating clip button on the shaft.

Raspatory

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Raspatory

Description

Raspatory. Steel, with dark hardwood handle

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17.8cm total length.
Steel section: 8.8cm in length.
Hardwood handle: 9cm

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

Raspatory. Steel, with dark hardwood handle

Lenticular

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lenticular

Description

Lenticular. Steel, with dark hardwood handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17.8cm total length.
Steel section: 8.9cm in length.
Hardwood handle: 8.9cm

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

Lenticular. Steel, with dark hardwood handle.

Double-ended Elevator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Double-ended Elevator

Description

Double ended elevator. One end is curved, pointed, grooved laterally on its concave surface, and the other end is curved, grooved laterally on its concave surface, and square ended.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

15.6cm in length.

Materials

Steel.

Description

Double ended elevator. One end is curved, pointed, grooved laterally on its concave surface, and the other end is curved, grooved laterally on its concave surface, and square ended.

Trephine Brush

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Trephine Brush

Description

Trephine brush, which was used to clean the trephine teeth during use. Body of brush made of bone with black (probably horsehair) bristles.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.1cm in width, 5cm in length, 1.15cm in thickness.
Bristles: 1.9cm in width, 1.5cm in length, 0.9cm in thickness.

Materials

Bone, horsehair.

Description

Trephine brush, which was used to clean the trephine teeth during use. Body of brush made of bone with black (probably horsehair) bristles.

Extracting Forceps

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Extracting Forceps

Description

Extracting forceps. Steel, unmarked. Hinged, leaf spring assisted on one arm.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14cm in length.

Materials

Steel.

Description

Extracting forceps. Steel, unmarked. Hinged, leaf spring assisted on one arm.

Crown Trephine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Crown Trephine

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.1cm in length, 1.7cm in diameter.

Materials

Steel

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Crown Trephine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Crown Trephine

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.1cm in length, 2cm in diameter.

Materials

Steel

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Crown Trephine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Crown Trephine

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.1cm in length, 2cm in diameter.

Materials

Steel.

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Crown Trephine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Crown Trephine

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Date

c. 1740s

Identifier

2008/4.1.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.1cm in length, 1.8cm in diameter.

Materials

Steel

Description

Steel unmarked crown trephine, with central locating/piercing pin, and conical section body with spiral outer ridging, and spiral cutting teeth.
Has a keyed end for locating into the receiving shaft of the T-shaped trephine handle.

Sparklet Carbon Dioxide Bulbs

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sparklet Carbon Dioxide Bulbs

Description

Cardboard box containing 6 metal bulbs filled with carbon dioxide.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

Uncataloged

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Cardboard, metal

Description

Cardboard box containing 6 metal bulbs filled with carbon dioxide.

Surgical Mallet

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Surgical Mallet

Description

Hand piece with slip joint, non-mechanical hand piece, 5 chisel points, 2 spare springs, 2 sleeves and 1 sheet of rubber. Used for surgical bone and tooth removal.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

HD/941

Publisher

c. 1900s

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Hand piece with slip joint, non-mechanical hand piece, 5 chisel points, 2 spare springs, 2 sleeves and 1 sheet of rubber. Used for surgical bone and tooth removal.

Playfair's Uterine Probe

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Playfair's Uterine Probe

Description

Uterine probe, Playfair's model. Roughened end. Plated brass handle, white metal tip.

Date

c. 1910-1930

Identifier

2007/1.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal, brass

Description

Uterine probe, Playfair's model. Roughened end. Plated brass handle, white metal tip.

Liebreich Ophthalmoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Liebreich Ophthalmoscope

Description

Liebreich ophthalmoscope in leather-covered, velvet-lined case.

Date

c. 1855

Identifier

1997/2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 9.7 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, leather, velvet.

Description

Liebreich ophthalmoscope in leather-covered, velvet-lined case.

Scarificator and Spirit Burner

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Boxwood Mallet

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Boxwood Mallet

Description

Boxwood mallet from 1950s.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25 cm

Materials

Wood, metal.

Description

Boxwood mallet from 1950s.

Keeler Ophthalmoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Keeler Ophthalmoscope

Description

Keeler ophthalmoscope in leatherette-covered case.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic

Description

Keeler ophthalmoscope in leatherette-covered case.

Rectangular Scaler

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Rectangular Scaler

Description

Very large rectangular/triangular dental scaler.

Date

c. 1830

Identifier

LS/95

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

158 mm length

Materials

Metal, wood

Description

Very large rectangular/triangular dental scaler.

Dental Plugger

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Plugger

Description

Contra-angled dental plugger.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

LS/71

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

144 mm length

Materials

Metal, ebony.

Description

Contra-angled dental plugger.

Dental Extraction Instruments

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Extraction Instruments

Description

Right angle blades, screw adjustable with wooden handle.

Date

c. 1870

Identifier

LS/129

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

166 mm length

Materials

Metal, wood.

Description

Right angle blades, screw adjustable with wooden handle.

Dental Pelican

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dental Pelican

Description

Adjacent claw pelican, metal facetted at neck.

Date

c. 1700s

Identifier

LS/31

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

146 mm length

Materials

Metal, ivory

Description

Adjacent claw pelican, metal facetted at neck.

Portable Stethoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Portable Stethoscope

Description

Portable, monaural stethoscope.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

HD/1129

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal, bone.

Description

Portable, monaural stethoscope.

Monaural Stethoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Monaural Stethoscope

Description

Monaural stethoscope, wood, 19th century - 20th century.

Date

c. 19th-20th century.

Identifier

2003/54

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 17.7 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Monaural stethoscope, wood, 19th century - 20th century.

Monaural Stethoscope

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Monaural Stethoscope

Description

Wooden monaural stethoscope.

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/43.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.5 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Wooden monaural stethoscope.

Monaural Stethoscope.

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Monaural Stethoscope.

Description

Wooden monaural stethoscope.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/53

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 17.1 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Wooden monaural stethoscope.

Sigmoidoscope Tube and Obturator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sigmoidoscope Tube and Obturator

Description

Sigmoidoscope and obturator tube, part of Cameron's Procto-Sigmoidoscope from Electrodiagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

25 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Sigmoidoscope and obturator tube, part of Cameron's Procto-Sigmoidoscope from Electrodiagnostoset.

Anoscopic Tube and Obturator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Anoscopic Tube and Obturator

Description

Anoscopic tube and obturator, part of procto-sigmoidoscope from Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Anoscopic tube and obturator, part of procto-sigmoidoscope from Cameron's Electrodiagnostoset.

Proctoscopic Tube and Obturator

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Proctoscopic Tube and Obturator

Description

Proctoscopic tube and obturator, part of procto-sigmoidoscope, from Cameron's Electordiagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10 cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Proctoscopic tube and obturator, part of procto-sigmoidoscope, from Cameron's Electordiagnostoset.

Cameron's Surgilite

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cameron's Surgilite

Description

Cameron's surgilite, right angle lamp. Part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

28.8 cm length

Materials

Bakelite, glass, metal

Description

Cameron's surgilite, right angle lamp. Part of Cameron's electro-diagnostoset.

Cupping Set

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Cupping Glass

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Cupping Glass

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Cupping Glass

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Urinometer

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Urinometer

Description

Urinometer, held in a cardboard tube. Invented by Johann Florian Heller (1813-1871) in 1849 to measure the specific gravity of urine, to help assess kidney function.

Urinometers are typically composed of three parts: the weight, float and stem. The weight is the lower end of the urinometer containing a mercury bulb. The float is an air-filled glass tube and the stem is marked with a scale.

The urinometer would be placed in a cylinder containing a urine sample and a reading taken from the stem. This device has been widely replaced with more efficient technologies. Its tendency to drag against the side of the cylinder can often result in inaccurate readings.

Date

c. 1900s-1920s

Identifier

2001/2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.7 cm

Materials

Glass; Mercury; Paper; Cardboard

Description

Urinometer, held in a cardboard tube. Invented by Johann Florian Heller (1813-1871) in 1849 to measure the specific gravity of urine, to help assess kidney function.

Urinometers are typically composed of three parts: the weight, float and stem. The weight is the lower end of the urinometer containing a mercury bulb. The float is an air-filled glass tube and the stem is marked with a scale.

The urinometer would be placed in a cylinder containing a urine sample and a reading taken from the stem. This device has been widely replaced with more efficient technologies. Its tendency to drag against the side of the cylinder can often result in inaccurate readings.

Accoson Sphygmomanometer

Details

Dublin Core

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.

Haemometer

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Haemometer

Description

Haemometer used to determine the haemoglobin content of blood. Held in a brown leather-covered case with gold lettering, reading 'GIFT OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.'

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

1999/2.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm (case)

Materials

Glass; Rubber; Plastic; Wood; Rubber

Description

Haemometer used to determine the haemoglobin content of blood. Held in a brown leather-covered case with gold lettering, reading 'GIFT OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.'

Sahli's Haemoglobinometer

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Sahli's Haemoglobinometer

Description

Consists of two needles, graduated tube and blood standard in comparator, capillary pipette and acid bottle. It was used to estimate the amount of haemoglobin in the blood.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2000/3.50

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.4 cm (box)

Materials

Glass, metal, rubber, wood.

Description

Consists of two needles, graduated tube and blood standard in comparator, capillary pipette and acid bottle. It was used to estimate the amount of haemoglobin in the blood.

Cardiac Bioptome with modern transfemoral instrument

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cardiac Bioptome with modern transfemoral instrument

Description

In the 1970's Professor Philip Caves, of the Cardiothoracic Transplant Laboratory at Stanford Medical School invented the cardiac bioptome. This instrument is used to diagnose heart rejection. The procedure is performed at regular intervals after transplant surgery, at occasional times when rejection is expected and to assess the adequacy of anti-rejection therapy. The bioptome is inserted through the patient's neck into the jugular vein. Under fluoroscopy it is guided to the apex of the right ventricle. The jaws of the instrument are opened and closed, and a small sample of tissue is consequently removed. Sometimes the bioptome is inserted through the femoral vein instead. The procedure lasts for about 30 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic. Professor Caves' invention is regarded as the 'Gold Standard' for evaluating heart rejection.

Date

c. 1970s

Identifier

2006/1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Cardiac Bioptome 86 mm (length) x 61 mm (width).
Transfemoral Instrument 157 mm (length) x 66 mm (width).

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

In the 1970's Professor Philip Caves, of the Cardiothoracic Transplant Laboratory at Stanford Medical School invented the cardiac bioptome. This instrument is used to diagnose heart rejection. The procedure is performed at regular intervals after transplant surgery, at occasional times when rejection is expected and to assess the adequacy of anti-rejection therapy. The bioptome is inserted through the patient's neck into the jugular vein. Under fluoroscopy it is guided to the apex of the right ventricle. The jaws of the instrument are opened and closed, and a small sample of tissue is consequently removed. Sometimes the bioptome is inserted through the femoral vein instead. The procedure lasts for about 30 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic. Professor Caves' invention is regarded as the 'Gold Standard' for evaluating heart rejection.

Wilcox-Jewett Obtunder

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Wilcox-Jewett Obtunder

Description

Wooden box containing a metal obtunder with angled nozzle, complete with spanner. Used for the anaesthesia of dentine and bone.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

2005/8.848

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Wooden box containing a metal obtunder with angled nozzle, complete with spanner. Used for the anaesthesia of dentine and bone.

Mouth Opener

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Mouth Opener

Description

Nickel plated mouth opener (Boxed and unused). Used in the administration of general anaesthesia.

Date

c. 1900

Identifier

2005/8.868

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Nickel

Description

Nickel plated mouth opener (Boxed and unused). Used in the administration of general anaesthesia.

Bone Hook

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Hook

Description

Simple bone hook from surgical instruments belonging to Dr Samuel Davidson.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

1997/3.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

17cm length

Materials

Metal

Description

Simple bone hook from surgical instruments belonging to Dr Samuel Davidson.

Sinus Forceps

Details