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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

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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.

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Dynamometer

Description

Metal dynamometer for determining grip strength.

Date

c. 1930s-1940s

Identifier

2002/5.16

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Length = 20.6cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal dynamometer for determining grip strength.

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Goniometer

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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

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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.

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Learning to walk again

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Photograph of a doctor assisting a patient learning to walk again as a consequence of the infantile paralysis epidemic.

Date

c. 1947

Identifier

RCPSG 52/19/2/26

Description

Photograph of a doctor assisting a patient learning to walk again as a consequence of the infantile paralysis epidemic.

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Patient with staff in the underwater exercise bath

Description

Photograph from the Mearnskirk Collection showing a patient undergoing physiotherapy in the exercise bath.

Date

c. 1947

Identifier

RCPSG 52/19/2/25

Description

Photograph from the Mearnskirk Collection showing a patient undergoing physiotherapy in the exercise bath.

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Patients Receiving Physiotherapy

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Photograph of three young patients receiving physiotherapy treatment at Mearnskirk Hospital

Date

c. 1960

Identifier

RCPSG 52/19/2/67

Description

Photograph of three young patients receiving physiotherapy treatment at Mearnskirk Hospital

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Photograph of Patient in Exercise Bath

Description

Training for staff and patients on the use the underwater exercise bath at Mearnskirk Hospital

Date

c. 1949

Identifier

RCPSG 52/19/2/30/1

Description

Training for staff and patients on the use the underwater exercise bath at Mearnskirk Hospital

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Staff and patients in the underwater exercise bath

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Photograph of a patient receiving physiotherapy in the exercise bath

Date

c. 1933

Identifier

RCPSG 52/19/2/19/2

Description

Photograph of a patient receiving physiotherapy in the exercise bath

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Title

Underwater Exercise Bath

Description

Miss Taylor with George Miller and Ed Loudon in the underwater exercise bath.

Date

c. 1959

Identifier

RCPSG 52/19/2/50/7

Description

Miss Taylor with George Miller and Ed Loudon in the underwater exercise bath.

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