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Below is a listing of a few antique medical and scientific artifacts 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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176.  A c. 1890 Valentini's microscopy sectioning knife.  The double-bladed knife has crosshatched ebony slabs on the handle.

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177.  A very rare c. 1880 antique ear trumpet concealed within a lady's folding fan.  The antique acoustic fan (l'éventail acoustique) is marked by the maker Franck-Valéry Frères, Paris.  The antique hearing aid is shown in a Franck-Valéry catalogue from the 1880s.  SOLD

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178.  A very scarce c. 1850s daguerreotype image of a physician taking a lady's pulse.  Note the open pocket watch in the doctor's other hand.  The photograph was made by James Tyler & Co. at the Great Daguerreotype Depot, Cincinnati, Ohio.   This dealer has seen dags of the medical profession posing with books, medicines, surgical instruments, bones, etc., but none previously that show this diagnostic scene.  SOLD

 

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179.  A c. 1890 antique veterinary large animal mouth speculum (gag) by Arnold & Son, London.  This substantial instrument has a walnut handle.

 

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180.  A c. 1860 set of antique amputation knives with a common ebony handle.  Each blade is marked Gemrig, a Philadelphia maker. amputation, knives, Gemrig, c. 1860.jpg (39780 bytes)
181.  A c. 1900 antique Vernon's neurological percussor with baleen handle.  The weighted head is marked WHITELAW.  Robert Whitelaw's surgical instrument firm was located in Aberdeen, Scotland.

 

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182.   A c. 1860 antique aspirating set by Codman & Shurtleff, Boston.  SOLD

 

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183.  A fine c. 1880 antique tonsillotome by Schively, Philadelphia.  The spear and cutting actions are in perfect working order.

 

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