Pharmacy storage, jar, French, Hustin factory, 1725-1775, polychrome faience, used for bugloss by Carmelites
Tin-glazed earthenware drug jar, peacock motif, used for hiera picra electuary, by the Porcelain Dish factory, Dutch, 1723-1763
This is a wax model of the human heart, sectioned to illustrate the interior structure of the organ. Sir Thomas Lewis (1881-1945) made and used this model in his research into the human cardiovascular system in England.
An amuletic necklace made of horn, claw, nuts and metal, strung together on a leather thong. It is common to put medicine in an animal horn, and necklace charms are often worn around the neck as protection against illness and ill fortune.
This wooden figure of a man nearly a metre tall was used in acupuncture teaching in China.
Doctor's bag, from Tibet, c. 1850-1930. A leather and cloth medicine bag with drawstring, containing 50 small leather bags full of medicine, plus instruments.
Creamware dispensing pot, supplied by Beach and Barnicott, 1860 to 1885
This instrument, designed by Dr Lorand, recorded uterine contractions during labour and was strapped to the abdomen with an elastic belt. Contractions were mechanically transmitted to a pen recorder that marked the chart, while the drum revolved by m
These are long obstetrical forceps following the design of Sir James Young Simpson, 1811-1870. They are longer and heavier than Simpson�s type of short forceps and were used to deliver babies from higher up the birth canal. The forceps are made out o
Albarello vase, Italian from Deruta, 1539, buff and blue maiolica, used for pomegranate flowers (?)