Alex Peck Antique Surgical Artifacts

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Below is a listing of a few medical and scientific antiques that are currently for sale. Please feel free to send an e-mail for additional details and to place an order.   

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158.  A remarkable Auzoux anatomical model of the tongue, throat,  larynx, and windpipe.  An Auzoux listing of the 1880s shows a Gigantic Larynx (twelve inches long)... and, sold separately but ...capable of being adjusted to the larynx..., a ...Tongue in the same proportion...  This papier-mâché model is 24 inches long overall, and it is a testament to the complexity of the best Auzoux écorché.  Louis Thomas Jerôme Auzoux (1797-1880), a French anatomist and physician, saw the need for highly accurate anatomical models, as an alternative to cadaver study, and founded, in the 1820s, a company to make them.  Due to the great care and attention to detail that went into their manufacture, hand-painted antique Auzoux  papier-mâché models are prized.  SOLD  

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159.  A c. 1890 Aloe-type rectal speculum with wood handle. 

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160.  A  c. 1955 group autographed photograph of Chevalier Jackson, M.D. (1865-1958) and his staff.  an 1886 graduate of Jefferson medical College, Dr. Jackson became one of America's most renowned laryngologists.  He is credited with the invention of an esophagus scope and a bronchoscope.  He was on the faculty of Jefferson and the University of Pennsylvania.  SOLD  

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161.  A c. 1930 antique clinical thermometer by Becton & Dickinson, Rutherford, New Jersey.  The well-made silver case is marked STERLING.

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162.  A c. 1830 antique Gibson's medicine spoon in pewter.  The piece is marked: GIBSON INVENTOR.  The Gibson medicine spoon was invented by Charles Gibson in 1827;  he was given a Society of Arts award for its design in 1828.  To read an 1842 description of this special spoon, please see this link (bottom of p. 377 and the top of p. 378).  Note that one advantage offered by Gibson's medicine spoon was the placement of bad tasting medicines, such as castor oil, to the back of the tongue and beyond the taste buds.

 

 

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163.  A c. 1860s antique bloodletting scarificator by Leypoldt, Philadelphia.  American made scarificators are rare.

164.  A c. 1850 antique fairing of newlyweds in bed.  The piece is captioned: Shall we sleep first or now?  The fairing was made for the English market by Conta & Boehme, in Possneck, Germany, and it bears the incised serial number 2859 from early in their first series.  This wonderful commentary on Victorian sexual mores pokes fun at a proper and inexperienced couple's first night of marriage.  

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165.   A fine silver medal awarded by the School of Medicine Edinburgh to George Sinclair for the first prize in General Pathology, 1880-81 session.  Dr. J.B. Buist was the lecturer.  A monumental staff of Asklepios (Aesculapius) is featured on the reverse.   The rim is stamped: 87 PERCENT [SILVER CONTENT].  The diameter is 4.8 cm.
166.  An 18th century antique wrought iron bloodletting fleam.  

 

 

167.   A c. 1850 antique vaccination pocketknife.

 

 

 

 

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