ALEX PECK MEDICAL AND SURGICAL ANTIQUES ARCHIVES

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A superb and exceeding rare American mechanical toothkey marked: H. TODD'S / PATENT 1846.  The key features a rocker arm that opens and closes the claw.  The rosewood handle has mother-of-pearl inserts on each end.  There is nothing similar in Bennion to this most intriguing and important American dental antique. 

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A c. 1850 antique Simpson's obstetrical forceps marked: J. GRAY & SON / SHEFFIELD.  The shaped-grips are ebony.

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The only known example of a U.S. Army Medical Department Civil War surgical set made by Rees, Cincinnati.  Rees is noted as a maker of fine mid-19th century bowie knives.  This very set is pictured in Edmonson, p. 300.

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An unusual true ebony wood antique monaural stethoscope with silver insert to the chest cup.  The short length of the stethoscope suggests that it was made for listening to fetal heart sounds.

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A large c. 1780 antique capital amputation saw marked: LICHTEN / BERGER.  Lichtenberger was a surgical instrument maker in Strasbourg, France. The grip is ebony.  52 cm long.

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A c. 1900 Reid-Morris binaural stethoscope.

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A c. 1900 antique anatomical model of the head in vertical cross-section.  A printed trade label on the base reads:  Wilh. Schluter / Naturwissenschaftliches / Halle a.Saale.

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A c. 1860s antique Civil War metacarpal saw by Gemrig, Philadelphia.  10" long.

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A fine and complete c. 1840 antique trephine set by Schively, Philadelphia.  See Edmonson, p. 263.  Schively is one of the most respected American surgical instrument makers of the second quarter of the 19th century, and the firm is also noted for high quality bowie knives.  This is a superb American antique neurological surgery set. 

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A c. 1890 aspirating syringe set with three graduated trocars and cannulae.

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A Hewlett Packard Rappaport Sprague binaural stethoscope.   The body of the double chestpiece is marked:  RAPPAPORT / SPRAGUE / STETHOSCOPE // HEWLETT / PACKARD /  USA.  The Rappaport Sprague stethoscope has been produced by many companies, but HP was the original maker and their instruments are considered to be the finest of the 20th century American binaural stethoscopes.

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A c. 1945 Bulova one-button chronometer as used by doctor's to determine a pulse rate.  The control for setting, starting, and stopping the sweeping second hand is built within the crown.  The handsome 10K rolled-gold case has horn-shaped lugs, a popular style in the 1940s.

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A high quality c. 1840 French cylindrical antique bloodletting scarificator. 

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