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  28.  A c. 1895 photograph of a doctor and patient, Hôtel-Dieu, Lyon, France. 

Étienne Destot, 1864-1918

Pioneer radiologist

A monaural stethoscope standing upright on its earplate is set upon the table.

Research pending.

The hospital was closed in 2010 and is now the Intercontinental Lyon Grand Hôtel-Dieu.


  29.   An early 19th century antique amputation set by Francis Cluley, Sheffield, England.  The two saws, the two knives, and the bone forceps are marked CLULEY.  The capital amputation saw has a handsome ebony handle, and the large and weighty surgical knife, a verisimilitude of a snickersnee, is expressly made for circular amputations.  A lidded-compartment between the bone forceps handles holds suturing needles.  The Napoleonic Wars era surgical set includes two Petit tourniquets to meet the needs of multiple amputations such as in a battle setting.  Cluley is a relatively rare Georgian surgical instrument maker and was in business from around 1810 to 1830.  $4,750


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30.  William Cowper, Anatomia corporum humanorum centum et quatuordecim tabulis ... amplius explicata, multique novis anatomicis inventis, chirurgicisque observationibus aucta a Guilielmo Cowper, Nunc primum latinitate donata. Curante Gulielmo Dundass, Brittano M.D. Leiden, Langerak, 1739. 1st Latin edition. Folio with 114 plates.  $5,500

Previous owners:

Louis Lepecq de la Clôture (1736-1804), a French specialist in epidemic diseases

Jules Tinel (1879-1952), a French neurologist

A. Bernardas de Oliveira (1901-1981), a Brazilian gastroenterologist



  31.   A rare antique porte-moxa (moxa carrier) as designed by the Napoleonic surgeon Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey (1765-1842).   Moxibustion gained favor in the West during the early 19th century, but waned by 1840.  It was used to treat pain, rheumatism, paralysis, loss of hearing and speech, etc.  Burning moxa (lugwort) is often associated with acupuncture.  For a review of its 19th century history, see Moxa in Nineteenth-century Medical Practice.  Larrey's moxa instrument is described on pp. 190-191.  $850





  32.   A fine oil portrait of Lewis Albert Sayre, M.D. (1820-1900), signed by the American painter Edward Bowers and dated 1860.  Dr. Sayre is considered to be among the founding fathers of American orthopedic surgery and was the first professor of the first American orthopedic surgery department, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City.  He handled numerous difficult orthopedic cases during the American Civil War, and he has 6 citations in the monumental Medical and Surgical History of  the War of the Rebellion.  Dr. Sayre was a founder of the New York Pathological Society; the New York Academy of Medicine; the BHMC, now NYU; and the American Medical Association, serving as president of the latter in 1880.  He was also instrumental in the movement promoting male circumcision in the U.S.  Edward Bowers (c. 1822-after 1870), of Baltimore, was painting in New York just before the Civil War and was an associate member of the National Academy of Art.  This is the only known oil portrait of Dr. Lewis A. Sayre and the painting is in excellent condition.  Ex New York Academy of Medicine.  SOLD


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 33.  A handsome early 18th century English silver antique plaster spatula with pierced-work grip.  One side of the blade is flat, while the other is beveled.  The touch mark is the letter A.  See  Bennion, Antique Medical Instruments, Plate III.  A very similar instrument was made by the American colonial silversmith Paul Revere.   5.5 inches long.  $2,250

 34.  A vintage Auzoux anatomical model of the human brainstem.  It is signed:  Anatomie clastique / Dr. Auzoux 1956.  $2,850


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