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3D Model of Cannon Shell Injury

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c. 1946

This unexploded cannon shell was extracted from the face of a patient by Professor Tom Gibson, a former president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The shell struck the soldier in the face, but caused little clinical disturbance.

Tom Gibson was born in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, on 24 November 1915. He was educated at Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow University where he graduated MB, ChB in 1938. He worked in the Medical Research Council Burns Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1942-4. While at the Burns Unit he made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the mechanism of homograft rejection. He was joined in Glasgow by Peter Medawar who had been working in Oxford on the same problem and their joint work “The fate of skin homografts in man”, was published in the Journal of Anatomy in 1943. The article is quoted in Morton’s Medical Bibliography as the work which placed the laws of transplantation on a firm scientific basis.

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c. 1946

This unexploded cannon shell was extracted from the face of a patient by Professor Tom Gibson, a former president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The shell struck the soldier in the face, but caused little clinical disturbance.

Tom Gibson was born in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, on 24 November 1915. He was educated at Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow University where he graduated MB, ChB in 1938. He worked in the Medical Research Council Burns Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1942-4. While at the Burns Unit he made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the mechanism of homograft rejection. He was joined in Glasgow by Peter Medawar who had been working in Oxford on the same problem and their joint work “The fate of skin homografts in man”, was published in the Journal of Anatomy in 1943. The article is quoted in Morton’s Medical Bibliography as the work which placed the laws of transplantation on a firm scientific basis.

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3D Model of Levi's Metallic Elbow Splint

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3D model showing a replica of Levi's Metallic Elbow Splint.

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3D model showing a replica of Levi's Metallic Elbow Splint.

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3D Model of Osteotome

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Displayed here is a 3D animated model showing the mechanism of an osteotome, a medical instrument designed by Sir William Macewen.

William Macewen was a surgeon in Glasgow during the late 19th century and early 20th century. He pioneered many clinical specialities, including orthopaedics. He designed his version of the osteotome in the 1870s, and wrote an in depth account of its design in his publication, "Osteotomy with an inquiry into the aetiology and pathology of knock-knee, bow-leg, and other osseous deformities of the lower limbs."

He explains:

"The osteotome is an instrument of the chisel order, bevelled on both sides, so as to resemble a very slender wedge...The osteotome is used only for making simple incisions, or wedge-shaped openings without removal of bone."

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William Macewen Osteotome by RCPSG Heritage on Sketchfab

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3D Scan of 350th Anniversary gavel

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Presentation/ceremonial gavel commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Carved decorations featuring elements from the College coat of arms, including the opium poppy, open lancet, Lion Rampant, coat of arms of Glasgow, lamp, open book, serpent, and College motto. The terminal end of the handle is carved in a thistle decoration.

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c. 1949

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Presentation/ceremonial gavel commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Carved decorations featuring elements from the College coat of arms, including the opium poppy, open lancet, Lion Rampant, coat of arms of Glasgow, lamp, open book, serpent, and College motto. The terminal end of the handle is carved in a thistle decoration.

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3D Scan of Ballot Box

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3D scan of a metal ballot box that was used in College meetings.

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3D scan of a metal ballot box that was used in College meetings.

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3D Scan of Biphasic Stimulator

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c. 1960s

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

James Sloan Robertson was one of the first modern neurosurgeons in the UK. After graduating in medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1920, he worked as a surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He then trained in Canada for a year under renowned neurosurgeon, Wilder Penfield, at the Neurological Institute, Montreal.
During the Second World War, Robertson worked as a specialist in neurosurgery at the EMS Hospital in Killearn. He was one of the men behind the creation of the Institute of Neurological Sciences at Glasgow.

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c. 1960s

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

James Sloan Robertson was one of the first modern neurosurgeons in the UK. After graduating in medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1920, he worked as a surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He then trained in Canada for a year under renowned neurosurgeon, Wilder Penfield, at the Neurological Institute, Montreal.
During the Second World War, Robertson worked as a specialist in neurosurgery at the EMS Hospital in Killearn. He was one of the men behind the creation of the Institute of Neurological Sciences at Glasgow.

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3D Scan of Dog Collar

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c.1883

Dog collar that once belonged to Sankel of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary, part of the museum collection of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Sankel would go around the pubs of Glasgow and perform tricks to earn money for the Eye Infirmary.

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c.1883

Dog collar that once belonged to Sankel of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary, part of the museum collection of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Sankel would go around the pubs of Glasgow and perform tricks to earn money for the Eye Infirmary.

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3D Scan of Examination Chair

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c. 1890

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

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

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

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c. 1890

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

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

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

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3D Scan of Hammer from Macewen's Theatre

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3D scan of a wooden surgical mallet used in the surgical ward of Sir William Macewen.

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3D scan of a wooden surgical mallet used in the surgical ward of Sir William Macewen.

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3D Scan of Hunter Medal Cast

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c. 1849

Plaster cast of William Hunter Medal, awarded to any life science student at the University of Glasgow for distinction in their field.

William Hunter was born in East Kilbride in 1718, and was a famous physician of the 18th century. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and was taught by William Cullen, a former president of the RCPSG. He then moved to London for further training, eventually specialising in obstetrics. Hunter was one of the first male midwives in the UK, a practice which until then had been reserved for women only, and his publication "The Anatomy of the Gravid Uterus Exhibited in Figures" can be found within the College's library collection.

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c. 1849

Plaster cast of William Hunter Medal, awarded to any life science student at the University of Glasgow for distinction in their field.

William Hunter was born in East Kilbride in 1718, and was a famous physician of the 18th century. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and was taught by William Cullen, a former president of the RCPSG. He then moved to London for further training, eventually specialising in obstetrics. Hunter was one of the first male midwives in the UK, a practice which until then had been reserved for women only, and his publication "The Anatomy of the Gravid Uterus Exhibited in Figures" can be found within the College's library collection.

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3D Scan of Livingstone Humerus Cast

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Seen here is a 3D model of a replica cast of the left humerus of David Livingstone, the Scottish medical missionary. Livingstone fractured his humerus after a lion attacked him during a hunt.

Livingstone gave an account of this attack in his publication, "Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa ":

"...I saw the lion just in the act of springing upon me...he caught my shoulder as he sprang, and we both came to the ground below together. Growling horribly close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier dog does a rat...Besides crunching the bone into splinters, he left eleven teeth wounds on the upper part of my arm."



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Seen here is a 3D model of a replica cast of the left humerus of David Livingstone, the Scottish medical missionary. Livingstone fractured his humerus after a lion attacked him during a hunt.

Livingstone gave an account of this attack in his publication, "Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa ":

"...I saw the lion just in the act of springing upon me...he caught my shoulder as he sprang, and we both came to the ground below together. Growling horribly close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier dog does a rat...Besides crunching the bone into splinters, he left eleven teeth wounds on the upper part of my arm."




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3D Scan of Postage Scales

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c. 1800s

Brass postage scales on a wooden base. Rates of postage inscribed on weighing platform. Circular spaces for 6 brass weights on base.

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c. 1800s

Brass postage scales on a wooden base. Rates of postage inscribed on weighing platform. Circular spaces for 6 brass weights on base.

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3D Scan of Scarificator

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This scan is of a scarificator dating from the 1800s. A scarificator is an instrument used to make several incisions into the skin simultaneously in order to bleed a patient.

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This scan is of a scarificator dating from the 1800s. A scarificator is an instrument used to make several incisions into the skin simultaneously in order to bleed a patient.

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3D Scan of Singer Surgical Needles

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3D scan of Cardboard box containing size 16 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

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3D scan of Cardboard box containing size 16 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

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3D Scan of Waterloo Femur

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

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c. 1815

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

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3D Scan of Wilson-Type Microscope

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c. 1800s

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

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c. 1800s

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

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3D Scan of Woodcut

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

William Mackenzie was a Scottish ophthalmologist and founder of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary in 1850. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, was a member of the RCPSG, and eventually held the chair of anatomy at the Anderson Medical School. Mackenzie was one of the leading ophthalmologists of his day, and his publication "Practical Treatise of the Diseases of the Eye" became a must-have textbook for all aspiring ophthalmologists.

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

William Mackenzie was a Scottish ophthalmologist and founder of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary in 1850. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, was a member of the RCPSG, and eventually held the chair of anatomy at the Anderson Medical School. Mackenzie was one of the leading ophthalmologists of his day, and his publication "Practical Treatise of the Diseases of the Eye" became a must-have textbook for all aspiring ophthalmologists.

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A Head Study of Dr T.J. Honeyman

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Bronze bust of Dr Tom Honeyman

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20th century

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2015/41
72

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

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Bronze; wood

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Bronze bust of Dr Tom Honeyman

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Amputation Set Video

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This video gives insight into the instruments of an amputation set.

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Animation on Arthur Henry Jacobs

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Known as "the father of urology in Glasgow", Arthur Jacobs helped to set up the first urology department in Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1950s.

Jacobs was one of the first practitioners in the UK to use intravenous pyelography to image the urinary system.

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Known as "the father of urology in Glasgow", Arthur Jacobs helped to set up the first urology department in Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1950s.

Jacobs was one of the first practitioners in the UK to use intravenous pyelography to image the urinary system.

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Animation on First Brain Tumour Removal

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In 1879, Barbara Watson came under the care of William Macewen, presenting with a large tumour over the left eye. Macewen tended to Miss Watson with his well-known skill and compassion, but little did he know that this case would become a world first in neurosurgery.

At this time, there were no methods of imaging the body non-invasively- Rontgen did not discover X-rays until 1895. Therefore, determining the dimensions of brain lesions relied on the practitioner's observations of the patient's symptoms alone. This would have required an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the brain. Thankfully, Macewen was well-read on the current theories on the brain at that time. Miss Watson truly could not have asked for a better surgeon to help her.

Due to Miss Watson's frequent convulsions, Macewen suspected that the tumour above the left eye was in fact passing through the skull into the brain. Hence, he decided to cut into the mass and follow its trajectory. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the tumour did indeed pass through the skull and was putting pressure on the dura mater. Macewen successfully removed the tumour, under antiseptic conditions, and closed the wound. Miss Watson survived the operation and died some years later from kidney problems completely unrelated to this case.

This case became the first successful removal of a brain tumour in the world.

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In 1879, Barbara Watson came under the care of William Macewen, presenting with a large tumour over the left eye. Macewen tended to Miss Watson with his well-known skill and compassion, but little did he know that this case would become a world first in neurosurgery.

At this time, there were no methods of imaging the body non-invasively- Rontgen did not discover X-rays until 1895. Therefore, determining the dimensions of brain lesions relied on the practitioner's observations of the patient's symptoms alone. This would have required an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the brain. Thankfully, Macewen was well-read on the current theories on the brain at that time. Miss Watson truly could not have asked for a better surgeon to help her.

Due to Miss Watson's frequent convulsions, Macewen suspected that the tumour above the left eye was in fact passing through the skull into the brain. Hence, he decided to cut into the mass and follow its trajectory. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the tumour did indeed pass through the skull and was putting pressure on the dura mater. Macewen successfully removed the tumour, under antiseptic conditions, and closed the wound. Miss Watson survived the operation and died some years later from kidney problems completely unrelated to this case.

This case became the first successful removal of a brain tumour in the world.

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Animation on Lister's Carbolic Spray

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In 1867, Joseph Lister published his ground-breaking article “Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery” in the medical journal, The Lancet. This article presented Lister's initial cases where he used what would become his principle of antisepsis. It was in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary that Lister first started using carbolic as an antiseptic, heralding the beginnings of a surgical revolution.

The carbolic spray, however, was mainly employed during Lister's time as a surgeon in Edinburgh. As well as sterilising wounds, Lister aimed to sterilise the surgical environment. Hence, an operator would pump carbolic spray around the operating theatre to eradicate any germs. Unfortunately, this had detrimental effects on practitioners since they were inhaling highly concentrated carbolic acid.

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In 1867, Joseph Lister published his ground-breaking article “Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery” in the medical journal, The Lancet. This article presented Lister's initial cases where he used what would become his principle of antisepsis. It was in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary that Lister first started using carbolic as an antiseptic, heralding the beginnings of a surgical revolution.

The carbolic spray, however, was mainly employed during Lister's time as a surgeon in Edinburgh. As well as sterilising wounds, Lister aimed to sterilise the surgical environment. Hence, an operator would pump carbolic spray around the operating theatre to eradicate any germs. Unfortunately, this had detrimental effects on practitioners since they were inhaling highly concentrated carbolic acid.

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Animation on Lung Penetration Case

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During his time as a police surgeon in Glasgow, William Macewen attended to several cases in the city centre. He collected any mentions of the cases from newspapers and put them together in a clippings book, which is held within the College's archive collection.

On 11th October, 1873, a young man had been stabbed in the back during an altercation. He had complaints of feeling breathless, as if something was tugging on his throat. When Macewen examined the wound, he found that the probe extended all the way into the pleural lining of the lungs.

At this point he came into contact with a shard of the knife that had been used to stab the young man. He successfully removed the knife segment and the patient survived.

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During his time as a police surgeon in Glasgow, William Macewen attended to several cases in the city centre. He collected any mentions of the cases from newspapers and put them together in a clippings book, which is held within the College's archive collection.

On 11th October, 1873, a young man had been stabbed in the back during an altercation. He had complaints of feeling breathless, as if something was tugging on his throat. When Macewen examined the wound, he found that the probe extended all the way into the pleural lining of the lungs.

At this point he came into contact with a shard of the knife that had been used to stab the young man. He successfully removed the knife segment and the patient survived.

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Ballot Box

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Metal ballot box, used until recently at College meetings.

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c. Unknown

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1997/4.2

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Length: 19.5 cm

Materials

Metal

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Metal ballot box, used until recently at College meetings.

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Barbara Watson Model

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This 3D model is a representation of the first patient to survive the removal of a brain tumour, Barbara Watson. She was operated on by William Macewen in 1879 and survived the operation. This was the first successful brain tumour removal in history.

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This 3D model is a representation of the first patient to survive the removal of a brain tumour, Barbara Watson. She was operated on by William Macewen in 1879 and survived the operation. This was the first successful brain tumour removal in history.

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Bi-phasic Stimulator

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

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c. 1960s

Identifier

2001/3

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Length: 19.2 cm

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Glass; metal; plastic; wood

Description

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

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Biphasic Stimulator Animation

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James Sloan Mutrie Robertson is one of the unsung heroes of neurosurgery. He trained with Wilder Penfield in Montreal, and was one of the first modern neurosurgeons in the UK.

This biphasic stimulator was created by Sloan Robertson to determine the boundaries of brain lesions through electrical impulses.

Description

James Sloan Mutrie Robertson is one of the unsung heroes of neurosurgery. He trained with Wilder Penfield in Montreal, and was one of the first modern neurosurgeons in the UK.

This biphasic stimulator was created by Sloan Robertson to determine the boundaries of brain lesions through electrical impulses.

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Bronze bust of Mr Ian Alexander McGregor

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

Creator

Archie Forrest

Date

c. 1986

Identifier

2018/1

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20 x 40 x 30 cm.

Materials

Bronze

Description

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

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

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

Date

c. 1930-1940s

Identifier

2000/9.2

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Length: 8.5 cm

Materials

metal

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

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Cast of the Cranium of Robert Burns

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In 1834 the body of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, was exhumed from his grave in Dumfries. The exhumation was supervised by local surgeon Archibald Blacklock, who had an interest in phrenology. A plaster cast was taken of the skull, and Blacklock noted that “nothing could exceed the high state of preservation in which we found the bones of the cranium, or offer a fairer opportunity of supplying what has so long been desiderated by Phrenologists - a correct model of our immortal Poet’s head”. George Combe, a leading phrenologist, examined the cast and published his analysis in Edinburgh in 1834.

Three casts were made during the 1834 exhumation. This cast is believed to be a copy produced later in the 19th century. It was in the possession of Murdoch Cameron, Professor of Midwifery at the University of Glasgow. Cameron then gave the cast to John Cleland, Professor of Anatomy, whose collection is housed in the University’s Museum of Anatomy.

This item is on loan from The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

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In 1834 the body of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, was exhumed from his grave in Dumfries. The exhumation was supervised by local surgeon Archibald Blacklock, who had an interest in phrenology. A plaster cast was taken of the skull, and Blacklock noted that “nothing could exceed the high state of preservation in which we found the bones of the cranium, or offer a fairer opportunity of supplying what has so long been desiderated by Phrenologists - a correct model of our immortal Poet’s head”. George Combe, a leading phrenologist, examined the cast and published his analysis in Edinburgh in 1834.

Three casts were made during the 1834 exhumation. This cast is believed to be a copy produced later in the 19th century. It was in the possession of Murdoch Cameron, Professor of Midwifery at the University of Glasgow. Cameron then gave the cast to John Cleland, Professor of Anatomy, whose collection is housed in the University’s Museum of Anatomy.

This item is on loan from The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

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Circle of Willis Animation

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This animation gives insight into the circle of Willis, a key anatomical structure at the base of the brain named after English doctor, Thomas Willis.

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Decorative Cup

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Decorative cup to commemorate the centenary of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary, 1824-1924.

Date

c. 1924

Identifier

2003/77.26

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Height: 14.5 cm

Materials

Brass, enamel.

Description

Decorative cup to commemorate the centenary of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary, 1824-1924.

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Dental Burs

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

Creator

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

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

HD/1205

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Materials

Metal, card

Description

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

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Dental Impression

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Dental impression of an incomplete set of upper teeth.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

HD/1148

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Materials

Plaster

Description

Dental impression of an incomplete set of upper teeth.

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Dental Portraits Virtual Museum

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This virtual museum displays the portraits of those that have held the positions of Dental Vice President, Dental Dean, and Dental Convenor at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Use the mosue to change the camera direction and use the arrow keys to walk around the room!

Description

This virtual museum displays the portraits of those that have held the positions of Dental Vice President, Dental Dean, and Dental Convenor at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Use the mosue to change the camera direction and use the arrow keys to walk around the room!

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Distal Portion of a Femur from the Battle of Waterloo

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

Date

c. 1815

Identifier

2003/23

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 18 cm

Materials

Bone

Description

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

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Dr David Livingstone Humerus Cast

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

Date

c. 1874

Identifier

2006/6

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Length: 36 cm

Materials

Plaster cast.

Description

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


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ENT Examination Chair

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

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

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

Date

c. 1890

Identifier

2000/1

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Height: 122 cm

Materials

Wood, leather, velvet, and metal.

Description

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

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

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

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Example of Removable and Fixed Bridges

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

Date

c. 1914

Identifier

HD/805

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Materials

metal

Description

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


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Fight the Germs Game

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This game is a spin of an old classic. Inspired by the discovery of antisepsis by Joseph Lister in Glasgow, this game was created for the 150th anniversary event, Listermania.

Listermania (2018) was a celebration of Joseph Lister's pioneering work on antisepsis in Glasgow.

Description

This game is a spin of an old classic. Inspired by the discovery of antisepsis by Joseph Lister in Glasgow, this game was created for the 150th anniversary event, Listermania.

Listermania (2018) was a celebration of Joseph Lister's pioneering work on antisepsis in Glasgow.

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Footwarmer

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Foot warmer, metal with cork stopper, c 1929.

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

Creator

Andrew Brown of Glasgow

Date

c.1929

Identifier

2003/101

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 32.5 cm

Materials

cork, metal

Description

Foot warmer, metal with cork stopper, c 1929.

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

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Gavel casket

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

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

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

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

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

Creator

Hugh Kirkpatrick, Manufacturer

Date

c.1949

Identifier

454

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Physical Dimensions

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

Materials

wood
silver

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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Hammer from Macewen's theatre

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Wooden surgical mallet/hammer. Silver plate on one face with engraving indicating the hammer was used in William Macewen's surgical theatre at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary: "Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Founded 1792. Hammer from Sir William Macewen's theatre"

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

455

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Physical Dimensions

Length = 30 cm; Width = 10 cm; Depth = 7 cm

Materials

wood
silver

Description

Wooden surgical mallet/hammer. Silver plate on one face with engraving indicating the hammer was used in William Macewen's surgical theatre at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary: "Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Founded 1792. Hammer from Sir William Macewen's theatre"

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Head Sections Animation

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The 'Atlas of head sections' consists of 53 engraved copperplates of frozen sections of the head. Every sectiopn was cut by William Macewen, a pioneering neurosurgeon during the 19th and 20th centuries. Together with his 'Pyogenic infective diseases of the brain and spinal cord', the 'Atlas of head sections' helped establish Macewen's international reputation as a leader in the field.

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The 'Atlas of head sections' consists of 53 engraved copperplates of frozen sections of the head. Every sectiopn was cut by William Macewen, a pioneering neurosurgeon during the 19th and 20th centuries. Together with his 'Pyogenic infective diseases of the brain and spinal cord', the 'Atlas of head sections' helped establish Macewen's international reputation as a leader in the field.

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Impression of William Hunter

Description

Impression of William Hunter

Date

c. 1849

Identifier

2003/40.2

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Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 8.1cm.

Materials

Plaster

Description

Impression of William Hunter

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Laennec Monaural Stethoscope

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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

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 31 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Laennec stethoscope, wood, early 19th century.

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

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Lancet Case

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Silver lancet case with initials JCH.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2013/1

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Materials

Metal

Description

Silver lancet case with initials JCH.

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Lancet Case Scan

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This lancet case made of silver, and has the initials "JCH" inscribed on the front.

Lancets are essentially very small scalpels used to take blood samples. Today they are disposable and used once per patient. However, the lancets that would have been held in this case would have been used several times, being sterilised between each use.

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This lancet case made of silver, and has the initials "JCH" inscribed on the front.

Lancets are essentially very small scalpels used to take blood samples. Today they are disposable and used once per patient. However, the lancets that would have been held in this case would have been used several times, being sterilised between each use.

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Large Missile Lodged in Face

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Case of an unexploded cannon shell lodged in the face of a WW2 patient. The shell was discovered after an X-ray of the head was taken, and was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, a former president of the RCPSG.

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Case of an unexploded cannon shell lodged in the face of a WW2 patient. The shell was discovered after an X-ray of the head was taken, and was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, a former president of the RCPSG.

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Lathe Attachment

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Lathe attachment, potentially used for spring making in dentistry.

Date

c. 1890s

Identifier

LS/142

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Physical Dimensions

95 mm length

Materials

Metal.

Description

Lathe attachment, potentially used for spring making in dentistry.

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Lathe Attachment Scan

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3D scan of lathe attachment, which was potentially used for spring making in dentistry.

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3D scan of lathe attachment, which was potentially used for spring making in dentistry.


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Livingstone's Humerus Fracture

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A Fellow of the Royal College, David Livingstone was a medical missionary in Southern Africa during the 1800s. He was notoriously attacked by a lion and the mysterious anatomy of his fractured arm still puzzles people today!

In this animation we compare the anatomy of a regular humerus to that of Livingstone's after it healed.

Description

A Fellow of the Royal College, David Livingstone was a medical missionary in Southern Africa during the 1800s. He was notoriously attacked by a lion and the mysterious anatomy of his fractured arm still puzzles people today!

In this animation we compare the anatomy of a regular humerus to that of Livingstone's after it healed.

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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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Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

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

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Macewen's Osteotomes

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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

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3 cm

Materials

Stainless Steel

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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.

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Maister Peter Lowe's Gloves

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

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

Date

c. 1600-1610

Identifier

2019/7

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Physical Dimensions

2 x 31 x 13 cm (per glove)

Materials

leather
metal

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

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

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Panoramic Video of College Hall

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This panoramic video allows you to look around the College Hall, which was constructed and designed by architect John James Burnett in 1892.

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Plans and elevations of Faculty building reconstruction

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

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

Creator

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

Date

1892

Identifier

RCPSG/1/6/33/1-8

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paper

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

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

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Plaster bust of Professor Carl Browning

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

Date

1950

Identifier

453

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Physical Dimensions

50 x 64 x 30 cm

Materials

Plaster

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

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Portrait of Arthur Henry Jacobs, PRCPSG 1958-1960

Description

Seated half-length in college robes.

Date

1991

Identifier

80

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© the artist's estate

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Physical Dimensions

58 x 48 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in college robes.

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Postage Scales

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Brass postage scales on a wooden base. Rates of postage inscribed on weighing platform. Circular spaces for 6 brass weights on base.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2018/6.1

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Physical Dimensions

W = 27cm; D =14 cm; H = 13 cm

Materials

Brass, wood.

Description

Brass postage scales on a wooden base. Rates of postage inscribed on weighing platform. Circular spaces for 6 brass weights on base.

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Royal Faculty 350th Anniversary gavel

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

Date

c.1949

Identifier

456

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Physical Dimensions

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

Materials

wood

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

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Sankel's Dog Collar

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

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

Date

c. 1883

Identifier

2003/77.41

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Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 cm

Materials

Leather; metal

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

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

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Scan of Carl Browning Bust

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Scan of plaster bust of Professor Carl Browning, who was holder of the Chair of Bacteriology at the University of Glasgow from 1919-1951.

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Scan of plaster bust of Professor Carl Browning, who was holder of the Chair of Bacteriology at the University of Glasgow from 1919-1951.

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Scan of College Council Portrait

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This scan is of a portrait on display outside of the Lock Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. It depicts the College Council of 1999 having a meeting in the College Hall.

It was painted by Alan Sutherland.

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This scan is of a portrait on display outside of the Lock Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. It depicts the College Council of 1999 having a meeting in the College Hall.

It was painted by Alan Sutherland.

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Scan of Dental Impression

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Scan of a dental impression of an incomplete set of upper teeth.

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Scan of a dental impression of an incomplete set of upper teeth.

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Scan of Dental Rubber Box

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3D scan of cardboard box with advertisement for dental rubber. The box actually contains packets of dental burs, but originally contained dental rubber.

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3D scan of cardboard box with advertisement for dental rubber. The box actually contains packets of dental burs, but originally contained dental rubber.

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Scan of GRI Gavel Casket

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This 3D scan depicts a wooden gavel casket in our collection, made from timber that was once in the Lister Ward at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

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This 3D scan depicts a wooden gavel casket in our collection, made from timber that was once in the Lister Ward at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

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Scan of GRI Mallet

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Oak Mallet with silver thistle decorative band round middle and inscription and hallmarked silver on top of base. Presented by Professor Morgan on the occasion of College's AGM of 1st December 2003. In red presentation box with purple lining.

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Oak Mallet with silver thistle decorative band round middle and inscription and hallmarked silver on top of base. Presented by Professor Morgan on the occasion of College's AGM of 1st December 2003. In red presentation box with purple lining.

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Scan of Ian McGregor Bust

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This is a scan of a bronze bust of Mr Ian McGregor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1984–1986).

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This is a scan of a bronze bust of Mr Ian McGregor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1984–1986).

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Scan of Model of Bridge Work

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Model of fixed and removable bridge work made for the 1914 Dental Congress in Paris.

Date

c. 1914

Description

Model of fixed and removable bridge work made for the 1914 Dental Congress in Paris.

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Scan of Peter Lowe's Glove

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The aboive scan is of the left-hand glove that is believed to have belonged to Maister Peter Lowe, the founder of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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The aboive scan is of the left-hand glove that is believed to have belonged to Maister Peter Lowe, the founder of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Scan of Portrait of Alexander Duncan

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Half-length portrait of Alexander Duncan wearing a black coat and holding a book. He was the College’s librarian from 1865-1921. This portrait was painted by Joseph Henderson.

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Half-length portrait of Alexander Duncan wearing a black coat and holding a book. He was the College’s librarian from 1865-1921. This portrait was painted by Joseph Henderson.

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Scan of Portrait of Sir Charles Illingworth

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This scan is of a portrait of Sir Charles Illingworth, a gastroenterologist who was President of the RCPSG from 1962-1964.
The portrait is hanging in the College Hall of the RCPSG.

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This scan is of a portrait of Sir Charles Illingworth, a gastroenterologist who was President of the RCPSG from 1962-1964.
The portrait is hanging in the College Hall of the RCPSG.

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Scan of Portrait of William Spang

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Shown here is a portrait of William Spang, an apothecary and one of the College founders.

This portrait is held within the College Hall of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, hanging next to two of the other College founders, Peter Lowe and Robert Hamilton. Lowe was a surgeon and Hamilton was a physician. Thus, since its beginnings in 1599, the College has been the only multidisciplinary postgraduate medical institution in the UK.

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Shown here is a portrait of William Spang, an apothecary and one of the College founders.

This portrait is held within the College Hall of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, hanging next to two of the other College founders, Peter Lowe and Robert Hamilton. Lowe was a surgeon and Hamilton was a physician. Thus, since its beginnings in 1599, the College has been the only multidisciplinary postgraduate medical institution in the UK.

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Scan of Queen Victoria Swaging Composition

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This scan is of a disc of extra hard swaging composition in the form of a Queen Victoria Commemoration Medallion.

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This scan is of a disc of extra hard swaging composition in the form of a Queen Victoria Commemoration Medallion.

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Singer Surgical Needles

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Cardboard box containing size 16 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

Creator

Singer Corporation

Date

c. 1950

Identifier

2005/10.3

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Physical Dimensions

6.7 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm

Materials

Metal, card.

Description

Cardboard box containing size 16 Singer surgical needles with round taper point.

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Skull Trephination

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Trephination is an ancient medical technique dating back to the time of the Egyptians. A trephine is a small surgical instrument used to burr a hole into the skull to access the intracranial structures.

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Trephination is an ancient medical technique dating back to the time of the Egyptians. A trephine is a small surgical instrument used to burr a hole into the skull to access the intracranial structures.

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Swaging Composition

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1 disc of extra hard composition in the form of Queen Victoria Commemoration Medallion. Used in the manufacture of dental prosthetics.

Date

c. 1913

Identifier

HD/1271

Description

1 disc of extra hard composition in the form of Queen Victoria Commemoration Medallion. Used in the manufacture of dental prosthetics.

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Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer

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

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

Date

1890s

Identifier

2003/77.30

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Description

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

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

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Tooth Extraction with Dental Key

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Before the invention of the dental forceps in the 19th century, teeth were extracted using a variety of dental instruments. One such instrument was the "dental key", named as such due to its mechanism of use.

If a tooth was to be extracted, the dentist, (or barber surgeon), would take the tooth key and place the claw around the affected tooth. They would then turn the key as if trying to open a lock and extract the tooth. This technique was not particularly successful and would often lead to the crown of the tooth being cracked off, leaving the root still embedded in the jaw.

Thankfully, the regular use of the tooth key was phased out in the 19th century due to the introduction of the dental forceps.

Description

Before the invention of the dental forceps in the 19th century, teeth were extracted using a variety of dental instruments. One such instrument was the "dental key", named as such due to its mechanism of use.

If a tooth was to be extracted, the dentist, (or barber surgeon), would take the tooth key and place the claw around the affected tooth. They would then turn the key as if trying to open a lock and extract the tooth. This technique was not particularly successful and would often lead to the crown of the tooth being cracked off, leaving the root still embedded in the jaw.

Thankfully, the regular use of the tooth key was phased out in the 19th century due to the introduction of the dental forceps.

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Tooth Key

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Tooth Key from 19th century.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/106

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Physical Dimensions

13.9 cm length

Materials

Ebony, metal.

Description

Tooth Key from 19th century.

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Ultrasonic Echo-Sounding (Sonar)

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This video was created by Ian Donald to demonstrate the clinical uses of ultrasound. Ian Donald was a British obstetrician who helped to pioneer the use of ultrasound in a clinical context. Along with Glasgow-born engineer, Tom Brown, the two were able to develop the first clinical ultrasound machine in 1956. This pioneering work was accomplished at the Glasgow Western Infirmary.

Description

This video was created by Ian Donald to demonstrate the clinical uses of ultrasound. Ian Donald was a British obstetrician who helped to pioneer the use of ultrasound in a clinical context. Along with Glasgow-born engineer, Tom Brown, the two were able to develop the first clinical ultrasound machine in 1956. This pioneering work was accomplished at the Glasgow Western Infirmary.

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Vapo-Cresolene Spirit Lamp

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

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

Creator

Vapo-Cresolene Company

Date

c. 1890-1920

Identifier

2006/7.2

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Physical Dimensions

15.5 x 7.2 cm

Materials

metal

Description

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

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

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Vapo-Cresolene Spirit Lamp Box

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

Description

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

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Vesalius Anatomy Puzzle

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Test your knowledge of the organs of the body in this interactive puzzle game!

Andreas Vesalius is considered the "Father of Modern Anatomy" due to his famous publication De Humani Corporis Fabrica in the 16th century. This was the first anatomy textbook in history to be based on human dissection and observation.

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Test your knowledge of the organs of the body in this interactive puzzle game!

Andreas Vesalius is considered the "Father of Modern Anatomy" due to his famous publication De Humani Corporis Fabrica in the 16th century. This was the first anatomy textbook in history to be based on human dissection and observation.


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Vesalius Muscle Man

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When Andreas Vesalius studied medicine in the 1530s, knowledge of human anatomy was based on the ancient teachings of Galen, who had only dissected animals. Vesalius taught himself human cadaveric dissection, and began to doubt Galen’s authority. When Professor of Anatomy at Padua, he prepared his famous work De Humani Corporis Fabrica. This work revolutionised medical science by challenging long-held tradition, and by its use of amazing woodcut illustrations. From now on students of medicine and surgery could study more accurate visualisations of the human body, drawn from observation and scientific investigation.

The iconic series of fourteen ‘muscle men’ in the ‘Fabrica’ shows the human body in various states of dissection. The figures are depicted in the Euganean Hills near Padua, where Vesalius was Professor of Anatomy.

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Vesalius Muscle Man by RCPSG Heritage on Sketchfab

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Vesalius Woodcut Model

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This 3D model is an interactive version of a woodcut illustration from Andreas Vesalius' publication, "De Humani Corporis Fabrica".

Published in 1543, this set of anatomical books was the first in history to be based on human dissection and observation. While studying in Padua, Vesalius began to notice the errors in anatomical teaching, which were based on the writings of Galen, a Greek physician and surgeon. Galen's works and teachings were based on animal dissections as human dissections were banned in Ancient Rome. Hence, Vesalius took it upon himself to publish a series of anatomical textbooks based on accurate human dissection.

Description

This 3D model is an interactive version of a woodcut illustration from Andreas Vesalius' publication, "De Humani Corporis Fabrica".

Published in 1543, this set of anatomical books was the first in history to be based on human dissection and observation. While studying in Padua, Vesalius began to notice the errors in anatomical teaching, which were based on the writings of Galen, a Greek physician and surgeon. Galen's works and teachings were based on animal dissections as human dissections were banned in Ancient Rome. Hence, Vesalius took it upon himself to publish a series of anatomical textbooks based on accurate human dissection.

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WAIS Puzzle Game

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This puzzle game is based on the block design activity used in the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). The challenge is to create the patterns by positioning the blocks in a specific position and rotation.

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William Macewen Police Surgery Map

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This interactive map was created in order to visualise some of the cases attended to by William Macewen during his time as a police surgeon in Glasgow.

The cases were documented in several local newspapers of the late 19th century, and Macewen collected several clippings of articles in which he was mentioned. These clippings are found in one of Macewen's scrapbooks, which is now held in the College's archive collection.

In this map you are able to read excerpts of the cases from different newspapers. Learn about a stabbing case in Ropework Lane, a suspicious death in the Old Wynd, and rotten fish being sold on the High Street!

Description

This interactive map was created in order to visualise some of the cases attended to by William Macewen during his time as a police surgeon in Glasgow.

The cases were documented in several local newspapers of the late 19th century, and Macewen collected several clippings of articles in which he was mentioned. These clippings are found in one of Macewen's scrapbooks, which is now held in the College's archive collection.

In this map you are able to read excerpts of the cases from different newspapers. Learn about a stabbing case in Ropework Lane, a suspicious death in the Old Wynd, and rotten fish being sold on the High Street!

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Wilson-Type Microscope

Description

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

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2003/33

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 7 cm

Materials

Glass; metal

Description

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

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Woodcut of Coloboma of the Iris

Description

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

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

Creator

Wharton Jones and Richie Brown

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/77.52

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 4.4 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

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

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

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Xrays in Glasgow

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In 1896, John Macintyre set up the first radiology department in the world at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Only months before had x-radiation been discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen. At this time, Macintyre was employed by Glasgow Royal infirmary as their Medical Electrician and he very quickly grasped the significance of the discovery – In March 1896, only a few months after the discovery of x-rays, Macintyre obtained permission from the hospital managers to establish an x-ray laboratory, creating the first x-ray unit in the world to provide a service to patients.

Description

In 1896, John Macintyre set up the first radiology department in the world at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Only months before had x-radiation been discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen. At this time, Macintyre was employed by Glasgow Royal infirmary as their Medical Electrician and he very quickly grasped the significance of the discovery – In March 1896, only a few months after the discovery of x-rays, Macintyre obtained permission from the hospital managers to establish an x-ray laboratory, creating the first x-ray unit in the world to provide a service to patients.

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