Alex Peck Medical Antiques & Artifacts

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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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  35.  An Ombrédanne anesthesia inhaler as modified by Maison Drapier, Paris.  This Drapier déposé (French registered design) inhaler includes a complete inhaler with breathing bag and its wood case.  Also, the original printed instructions are present.  Drapier anaesthesia inhalers are infrequently encountered.  $850

 

   36.  A c. 1890 antique circumcision knife as used by a mohel.  The Jewish ritual circumcision izmel knife was made by G. Grunewald, Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia).  $750 

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  37.  A fine 1860s antique hypodermic syringe set in its original case.  The cylinder is glass that has been wheel-etched with volumes and the needles are gold and silver.  A very unusual feature is the top fitting that is tuned from so-called vegetable ivory, a nut of certain palm trees.  For more details on vegetable ivory, please consult this link.  SOLD

  38.  A c. 1840s trephine set by Goulding, New York.  An unusual feature of the trephines is that they are fastened to the stems with a spring and bayonet mechanism; they are more often simply attached by small screws.  The case has sliding locks that suggest that the set was for military use.  The brass furniture at the lid corners is fancy.  The cartouche in the lid is missing.  $1,250

  39.  A 19th century antique orthopedic Hamilton's improved bone drill on an Archimedean screw mechanism.  $650 

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    40.  A c. 1880s antique general operating surgical set by Maw, Son & Thompson, London.  The lid cartouche is engraved: HUGH VALLANCE / RED HALL.  $4,500

 

    41.  A dated 1865 oil on canvas portrait of Austin Flint, Sr., M.D. (1812-1886), a 19th century pioneer in American cardiology and gauged to be the American Laennec by Dr. Samuel D. Gross. Dr. Flint had a hand in founding two medical schools...the Buffalo Medical College (now SUNY Buffalo) and Bellevue Hospital and Medical School (now NYU).  He also taught in Chicago, Louisville, and New Orleans.  Flint served three years as president of the New York Academy of Medicine and, in 1883, he was elected president of the American Medical Association.  He wrote the first American book on diseases of the heart: A Practical Treatise on the Diagnosis, Pathology and Treatment of Diseases of the Heart (1859).  For a synopsis of Dr. Austin Flint, Sr.'s life, please see this link.  On the importance of Flint as a physical diagnostician, please see this link.  The portrait of Dr. Austin Flint, Sr., is by the New York painter John L. Harding, Sr. (d. 1882).  The artist has signed and dated the painting on the front and back.  Ex New York Academy of Medicine.  SOLD

 

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