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Below is a listing of a few medical and scientific antiques that are currently for sale. Please feel free to send an e-mail  for additional details and to place an order.  

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  98.  An American Civil War era antique ether tin put-up by Edward R. Squibb, M.D., Brooklyn, New York.  The original label describes the contents as one pound of stronger ether for anaesthesia.  This is a true 19th century ether tin from the period when Dr. Squibb, himself, ran the company.  SOLD

 

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  99.  An Auzoux anatomical model of a human uterus with fetus at one month.  $1,250

  100.  A silver antique bloodletting lancet case by William Reynolds and hallmarked for London 1835.  The silver-work is of a very high quality with wonderful hand-engraved decoration.  The etui holds two antique bloodletting thumb lancets.  $650

 

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   101.  A very early capital amputation saw from Jacobean England.  The saw is impressed with the H mark of Robert Hobbs, London, fl. c. 1606-1621.  Instruments by Hobbs are believed to be the earliest extant English maker-marked surgical instruments.  A nearly identical saw is illustrated in John Woodall, The Surgeon's Mate, 1639.  This is precisely the saw that one would expect to have been used  by Giles Heale,  a member of the Barber-Surgeon's Company and the ship's surgeon on the Mayflower, and by Samuel Fuller, the surgeon of Plymouth Colony.  25" long.  SOLD

  102.   A well-made c. 1860 antique toothkey marked: J[ohn]. BIDDLE, NY.  The handle is beautifully turned ebony and the three claws retain their original bluing.  The swiveling bolster has 6 piercings by which padding may be sewn in place.  $450

 

 

 

  103.  An early 1800s antique amputation saw with ebony handle.  The spine terminates with a stylized serpent's head.  A nearly identical saw is illustrated in Benjamin Bell, A System of Surgery.  Vol. IV, PL. XCVIII, Fig. 1.  Troy: O. Penniman, 1804.  SOLD

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  104.  A 19th century Bellocq's cannula for epistaxis.  The nasal instrument was designed by J.J. Bellocq (1732-1807), a French surgeon.  It is made from silver and ribbon steel.  For a description of the use of this instrument to plug the nares, please see this link.  $375

  105.  A Victorian antique straight razor by C. Asprey, New Bond Street, London.  $75

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