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 42. A c. 1840s oil on canvas portrait of Dr. Edward Delafield (1794-1875), a co-founder of the New York Eye Infirmary (1820); a founding fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (1847); founder and first president of the American Ophthalmological Society (1864).  Dr. Delafield was president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1858 until his death in 1875, and he guided its incorporation with Columbia University.  The portrait is ex the New York Academy of Medicine.  $10,000

  43.  A c. 1780 antique neurosurgical trepanning set by Lichtenberger, Strasbourg.  SOLD

 

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  44.  A well-turned c. 1860 antique portable monaural stethoscope marked: MAW.  17cm long when assembled.  SOLD

 

 

  45.  A c. 1880 U.S. Army pattern bullet extracting forceps made by Tiemann, New York.  This design of U.S Army bullet forceps is found in Civil War U.S. Army Medical Department surgical sets.  This military bullet forceps is featured in 19th century Tiemann catalogues; it is Fig. 1363 in the Tiemann illustration featured.  The lead ball pictured within the jaws of this bullet forceps is not included in this listing.  $475

 

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  46.  A c. 1850 antique tonsillotome by Rees, Cincinnati.  SOLD

 

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  47.  A c. 1880 classical head antique ophthalmophantome that was made by George Pilling and Son, Philadelphia.  It is signed by Pilling twice on the cast iron base and on each porte-oeil (eye carrier).  The mask phantom was invented ca. 1827 by Dr. Albert Sachs (1803-1835), an ophthalmologist practicing in Berlin, and it was used to teach ophthalmic surgery with practice upon cadaver's eyes or pig's eyes (similar in size to the human eye and readily available).  The orbs are held in place by spring-loaded concave disks that push them against a ring of prongs.  Both of these removable sockets are present.  The set screw at the center of the throat allows the head to be tilted back to various positions.  The Augustan style bust is the most desirable of the various types of antique ophthalmo-phantomes.  John Reynders & Co., New York, offered and illustrated this ophthalmophantome in their catalogue of the 1880s.  SOLD  

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 48.  A c. 1820 antique dental toothkey with an unusual square cross-section handle ending in shallow pyramids.  $325

  49.  A selection of human prosthetic eyes of various shapes and colors.  Sold in groups of four or more.  $95

 

 

 

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