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  168.  A c. 1860 antique bloodletting cupping set with scarificator, two horn cups and valves, a brass pump, and fitted case. The valved-horn bloodletting cups are unusual.  The antique brass scarificator has 10 blades and is in proper working order.  SOLD

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  169.  A c. 1900 Dr. Dewees's Anaesthetic Inhaler in original box manufactured by J. Ellwood Lee Co., Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.  Dr. William Bushy Dewees (1854-1911) received a patent for this antique anesthesia inhaler on 12 November 1901.  SOLD

 

 

  170.    An antique large Liston's bone forceps by Arnold & Sons, London.  $150

 

  171.  A c. 1880-1900 pair of antique dumbbells turned from maple.  The set makes for a fine antique physical therapy artifact.  Each is 9" long.  $275

 

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  172.  A  World War I artillery part-shell casing that is professionally engraved: This shell was picked up on / MONT DURY / by Nursing Sister / OLIVE GOAD /  in the Spring of 1919 / NEAR THE PLACE WHERE HAROLD FELL / 2nd SEPT 1918.  Mont Dury, France, was the site of an August-September 1918 engagement between British and Canadian forces and the German army.  For more information about this battle in which the Canadian Corps suffered 5,600 casualties, click here.  A website dedicated to the history of the Canadian Nursing Sisters can be found here.  The brass 4.5 howitzer shell is manufacture dated 1915 and the firing charge is dated 9/17.  There are numerous other stampings, including CF (Charge loaded with cordite / Full charge) above the military property broad-arrow mark and a circled letter A followed by a dot, which indicates that the shell casing was reloaded twice.  This is a poignant medical-related memorial souvenir of WWI.  $475

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  173.   A quality pair of sterling silver-mounted brushes with the backs of each monogrammed L.B.T., the initials of  Lyman Beecher Todd, M.D. (d. 1902), a cousin and close friend of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.  Dr. Todd graduated from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, in 1854, and he was at the deathbed of President Lincoln on April 14, 1865.  He witnessed Lincoln's autopsy, at the White House, and he played an important role throughout the President's funeral.  An old tag reads: Grandfather Todds (sic) / clothes brush.  These Lincoln-related artifacts recently came from the estate of Dr. Todd's granddaughter.  $1,250

 

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  174.  A  pair of c. 1850s antique dental extracting forceps by Klott & Wolf, Columbus, Ohio.  Edmonson lists both makers but not in partnership.  An alternate spelling of Klott (Klot) is noted in the actual markings of the instruments.  See Edmonson, p. 250.  $275 each

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  175.   An articulated full-leg double incline splint made of wood and with fixtures of brass. The foot-rest is adjustable and the slits in the boards were used for attaching cloth tape which would hold the leg and foot tight. Pressed into the wood of the footrest is: L. ROES / PATENT / MAY 6 1844. A brass adjusting rod at the joint is missing. This is the earliest American-made splint known to this dealer. Exceedingly scarce.  $375 

 

 

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