Instruments of Medicine – 2

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Drawing of old medical instruments
1. Lane’s V parting gauge as used in skull surgery at Guy’s. 1915-25. Presented by Down Bros. 2. Bow backed finger saw. c.1790 to 1810. 3. Hinged bow saw with tensioniser (by Downe (sic) Bros.).

Here are some more of the drawings I did at the Gordon Museum, in London, SE1. I have a few ideas of how to develop them (coupled with another visit to the museum if I can wangle it). However, that may not happen in the near future, so I thought it was only right to share some more, rather than keep it up my sleeve(s). An interesting array of devices and procedures here, but in case you can’t read my writing I’ve listed their descriptions underneath.

Drawing of old medical instruments
1. Earliest form of hypodermic syringe. 2. Trumpet stethoscope c.1830-1850. 3. Brass hypodermic syringe c.1870. 4. Combined hammer and pleximeter c.1850.
Drawing of old medical instruments
1. Pile hooks 1865. 2. Weiss’ patent aneurysm needle with saw toothed scissors. Late 19th century. 3. Earliest form of artery forceps for torsion. Presented by C.H. Golding-Bird. 4. Ivory hernia director and dissector. Late 18th century.