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Medical Antiques for Sale Catalogue

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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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150.  The X-Ray Department of the Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, London, c. 1916.  Note the array of x-ray tubes on the back wall and the developed x-ray images attached to the door.  The radiographer in charge was Norman J.L. Simpson and the photograph was taken for the British Medical Journal.  The Brook War Hospital, formerly the Brook Fever Hospital (1896), was operated as a military hospital from September 1915 to November 1919.  SOLD  

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151.  A silver set of antique Bowman's lachrymal probes with case.  $175

152.  An unusual c. 1830 antique toothkey with bone handle.  To reverse the bolster and claw, the assembly is slid down a centering shaft and turned, then raised back into position.  This antique dental extracting toothkey has an ingenious and easily manipulated mechanism.  SOLD  

 

153.  A c. 1960 WISC Object Assembly Test puzzle of a male face.  The psychology testing puzzle and original box are in very fine condition.  $175 psychology, face puzzle, 1960, 3.jpg (36773 bytes)

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154.  A collection of exceptionally fine antique neurosurgical instruments including two trephines and a common handle, a lenticular knife and a raspatory.  SOLD  

 

155.  A c. 1850 English antique medicine chest with a full complement of bottles and various accessories.  Note the extensive use of brass-banding on the exterior.  SOLD

156.  A c. 1850 George Tiemann's Patent 1846 scarificator.  The full mark reads: G. TIEMANN / N-YORK / PATENTED / AUG 20th / 1846.   All 12 oblique blades are present, the handle is horn, and this antique bloodletting instrument is in perfect working order.   See  Tiemann 1889, p. 115, fig. 1650.  SOLD  

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157.  A very fine c. 1860 double rachitome marked V[ICTORIA REGINA] / WEISS / LONDON. This is a horrific looking antique autopsy instrument that was used to remove a cross-section of spinal cord from a corpse during an autopsy. The distance between the two blades can be adjusted. The ebony handles are well cross-checked. The antique post mortem instrument is identified as Charriere’s Double Saw for the spine and illustrated in Weiss 1863, pl. XLIII, fig. 12.  Weiss was the finest English surgical instrument maker at the time.  Also see Tiemann 1889, p. 16, fig. 1122.  $850

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