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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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130.  A hand-illustrated drawing of an Ottoman Turk dental scene showing the application of a drill hand-powered by a bow.  A most interesting and decorative composition.  

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131.  A very rare c. 1820 antique porte-moxa (moxa carrier)  as designed by the Napoleonic surgeon Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey (1765-1842).   Moxibustion is often associated with acupuncture.  SOLD

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132.  A c. 1850 antique phrenology bust inkwell impressed along the front:  By F. Bridges / Phrenologist.   Frederick Bridges was a Liverpudlian phrenologist of the mid-19th century n.  The use of gold divisions, labels, numbers and flourishes, as opposed to the more common black and blue, is an attraction.   5.25" tall.   

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133.  An exquisite and scarce cased-set of c. 1870 antique gynecological instruments with silver fittings and porcupine quill shafts.  The instruments, known as Bennett's uterine set,  are a scarifying lancet, a sponge holder, and a caustic holder.  The compendium was made by Wood & Co., York.  This is the very set pictured in Bennion, Pl. IV.

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134.  A c. 1900 antique chloroform Esmarch's drop bottle by D. Simal, Paris.  The convex side of the glass is engraved with volume markers from 0 to 100 grams.  SOLD


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135.   A fine sterling silver military style wristwatch by the Elgin National Watch Company.    The Elgin grade 463 movement's serial number of 21092177 indicates that the watch was made in 1919.   The snapback is hand-engraved:  E.W. Collins M.D. / Denver Colo[rado].  Dr. Edward W. Collins (b. 1878), of Denver, was a captain in the Medical Corps, U.S. Army, during World War I.

136.  A case for antique blood transfusion instruments made by George Tiemann, New York.  The brass lid cartouche is engraved:  Lindeman / Transfusion Set.  In 1913, Edward Lindeman, of Bellevue Hospital, New York, introduced a new needle method of blood transfusion, an advancement over the surgery method.  Lindeman's system employed multiple syringes and cannulae.  By 1915, when the four-way stopcock procedure was developed by Unger, the more cumbersome Lindeman scheme fell-out of favor.  While all the instruments are missing...indeed, this dealer has never seen a set for sale, the case and cartouche, in-and-of-themselves, are worthy of interest to the student of blood transfusion history.

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137.  An antique bent clinical thermometer marked: Geo. Tiemann & Co. Pat. June 12 77. This antique thermometer is in working condition and comes with its original leather protective case. See Tiemann 1889, p. 4, fig. 1015.


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138.  An extensive set of c. 1880 antique urological instruments by George Tiemann, New York.  The brass cartouche set into the top of the mahogany case is engraved: MED. DEPT. U.S.A.  


139.  A c. 1880 gynecological mechanical curette with ebony handle.  A lever just above the handle moves to a right angle a small tip cup.  Unsigned, but by Katsch, Munich. gyn, mechanical curette, Katsch.jpg (32440 bytes)



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