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Pneumothorax apparatus, London, England, 1901-1930
Pneumothorax apparatus for injecting gas into the thoracic cavity in order to collapse the lung. This was a widely used treatment for TB before the discovery of effective antibiotics. Collapsing the lung allowed it to heal more easily. Made by Genito-Urinary Ltd., London, early 20th century
Surgical instrument set, Germany, 1939
German field surgical set, complete, steel instruments, plated, in steel case, by Jetter and Scheerer of Tuttlingen, marked "Hauptbessteck," 1939
Carbolic steam spray used by Joseph Lister, England, 1866-1870
Carbolic steam spray used by Lister by D. Marr, English, c. 1867
Amputation instrument set, Strasbourg, France, 1780-1820
Amputation set, almost complete, steel and ebony instruments, in leather case, by Lichtenberger of Strasbourg, c. 1800
Artificial heart from The Jarvik Aritifical Heart System, Europe, 1975-1985
Artificial heart from The Jarvik Artificial Heart System, donated by The Papworth Hospital, c1980. Non clinical use only, not for implant.
Stereotaxic apparatus, England, 1900-1910
Stereotaxic apparatus, brass with wooden case used by Sir Victor Horsley and Richard Clarke made by Swift and Son, London, c.1905 including laboratory notebook and graticule and box of other apparatus (see part and stroke records)
Four scalpels and a hernia bistoury, cased, London, England, 1901-1930
4 scalpels and a hernia bistoury, steel, aseptic, in sterilisable case, various makers, early 20th century, military issue
First World War first field dressing, by Cuxson, G
First World War first field dressing, by Cuxson, Gerrard and Co. Ltd., English, 1914
Cocked hat, France, 1790-1831
Cocked hat, beaver, belonging to military surgeon, French, 1790-1831
Starr-Edwards artificial cardiac valves
Two Starr-Edwards ball-type artificial mitral valves, plastic and metal, with sterile cases, made by Edwards Laboratories Inc., USA, c.1979
Hip replacement joint, United States, 1998
'Natural Hip', stainless steel, femur replacement component, collared stem, porous coated, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998. Sample component, not for implant.
Surgical instrument set, London, England, 1940
Field operation instrument set in cotton roll within metal box, by Down Bros., London, 1940
Operating table, folding, adjustable in three sect
Operating table, folding, adjustable in three sections, 1914-1918 war, military, English
Pocket surgical instrument set, Sheffield, England, 1901-1950
Pocket instrument set in nickel plated case with chamois leather outer case by J. Gray & Son, Sheffield, first half 20th century
O'Dwyer-type intubation set, France, 1882-1900
Cased intubation set, O'Dwyer, comprises 6 tubes, one pair of forceps and one hook, by Collin of Paris, late 19th century
Hip joint replacement, United States, 1998
Stainless steel 'APR' femur replacement component, distally polished stem, porous coated, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998. Sample component, not for implant.
Lithotomy set, Paris, France, 1820-1860
Lithotomy set, complete, in mahogany case, by Charriere of Paris, 1820-1860
Plastic syringe containing liquid collagen for cosmetic/plastic surgery, Europe, 2000
Plastic syringe, without needle, containing liquid collagen for cosmetic/plastic surgery, by the Collagen Corporation, Palo Alto, California, United States, 2000 (see note).
Display set of six safety pins, England, 1910-1937
Display set of 6 safety pins by Down Bros. Ltd., English, 1910-1957
Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s.
Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English, (without bottle), 1968-1969
Replacement hip joint, United States, 1998
Titanium Inter-Op Hemispherical Shell, hip prosthesis, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998.
Frame for Leksell Stereotactic System, Sweden, 1992-1999
Mounting frame for 'Leksell Stereotactic System' cranial measuring instrument by Elekta Instrument AB, Sweden, 1992-99.
Surgical instrument set, cased, by Arnold and Sons
Surgical instrument set, cased, by Arnold and Sons, English, probably second half of 19th century
Probang, canvas and plastic shaft, section of hair, sponge tip, second half 19th century
Walking stick with ivory skull, London, England, 1740-1840
Physician's walking stick, bamboo, pommel consists of carved ivory skull with moveable eyes and jaw, English, 1740-1840
Plastic cool box, Germany, 1991-1993
Flair 4000, Plastic `cool box' of the type used to transport hearts for transplant, manufactured by PDC GmbH, 1991-1993
Professor Sir Alexander Ogston's MD gown, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1895-1929
Prof. Sir Alexander Ogston's MD gown, fine wool by James Middlemass and Co., 18 South Bridge, Edinburgh, c. 1895, for Aberdeen University.
Bow frame amputation saw, Spain, 1601-1700
Ornate bow-frame amputation saw, Spanish, damascened in gold, c. 1650
Smith-Peterson-type acetabular cup for hip replacement surgery, England, 1930-1940
Smith Peterson acetabular cup, `vitallium' alloy, English, 1930-1940
Equipment used to perform cryosurgery on the eye, England, 1980
Amoils ACU-12 ophthalmic cryosurgical unit, aluminium case, by Keeler Instruments Ltd., England, 1980
Amputation knife, Paris, France, 1701-1800
Amputation knife, probably by Vigneron of Paris, France, 18th century, steel and ebony
Instruments for microsurgery of Fallopian tubes, London, England, 1979
Instruments for microsurgery of fallopian tubes, comprising blade holder, curved and straight forceps, clamp applying forceps, two pairs Winston Acland tubal clamps, and three glass dissecting probes, by Downs Surgical Ltd. 1979
Field surgical pannier set, United Kingdom, 1905
Field surgical pannier set, complete, British, 1905 pattern101919
Gibbon-Mayo pump oxygenator (screen type) heart-lu
Gibbon-Mayo pump oxygenator (screen type) heart-lung machine, made for the Middlesex Hospital by Custom Engineering & Development Co, St Louis, MO, USA, in 1958.
Tourniquet, Petit's type, brass screw device, webbing strap and leather pad, manufactured by Weiss, c. 1850
Tubbs-type mitral valve dilator, England, 1961-1970
Mitral valve dilator Tubbs type (transventricular) by Genito-Urinary Manufacturing Co., English, 1961-1970
Assalini-type artery forceps, London, England, 1866-1900
Assalini artery forceps, steel and ebonite, by Arnold and Sons, of London, 1866-1900
Skey's tourniquet, oval adjustable frame with fixed and screw-down pressure pads, by Arnold, c. 1866-1927
Petit-type tourniquet, Europe, 1780-1805
Petit tourniquet said to have been used by Dr. Leonard Gillespie on HMS Victory, 1805
Needle holder for general surgical use
Needle holder, gold plated bows and diamond jaws, by Downs Surgical Limited, United Kingdom, 1981-1990. Product code BS-025-02-D, for general surgical use.
Arc for Leksell Stereotactic System, Sweden, 1992-1999
Graduated arc for 'Leksell Stereotactic System' cranial measuring instrument by Elekta Instrument AB, Sweden, 1992-99.
Diorama showing naval surgery in the 1800s, England, 1986
"Naval surgery in 1800", diorama in Lower Wellcome Gallery
Steel and ivory amputation set, London, England, 1866-1871
Amputation set, almost complete, instruments of steel and ivory, in mahogany case, veneered, by Arnold and Son of London, 1866 to 1871
Pocket surgical instrument set, Germany, 1851-1900
Pocket instrument set, complete, in black leather case, by H. Windler, German, second half 19th century
Apparatus for producing artificial pneumothorax, Birmingham, England, 1920-1940
Apparatus for producing artificial pneumothorax, Heaf's type, by Philip Harris & Co. Ltd, Birmingham.
Carbolic steam spray, Paris, France, 1872-1887
Carbolic spray for creating antiseptic conditions during surgery, modification by Lucas-Championniere of Lister's invention, made by Collin and Company of Paris, French, 1860-1887
Heart-lung machine, Europe, 1950-1979
Heart-lung machine consisting of 4 pumps on a mobile base, a telethermometer, oxygen and carbon dioxide flow systems and an elapsed time indicator