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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.  Click on the thumbnails for enlargements and additional views.

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217.  A c. 1820 antique bloodletting thumb lancet set in a case with silver fittings.  The blades are marked by Evans, a London-based company noted for its lancets.  $475

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218.   An antique Key's hernia director by Arnold & Sons, London.  $125

 

 

219.  A c. 1880 antique obstetrical forceps made by S. Maw, Son & Thompson, London.  This is known as Lever's forceps.  The grips are checked-ebony.  $275

 

 

 

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220.  A stout c. 1840 antique bloodletting fleam with blades marked: W. Coutts.  The well-made instrument has a handsome horn-covered case and grip.  $150

 

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221.   A Georgian pocket balance set with pans and two weights apparently made of a solid white metal, possibly tin or electrum.  (I've had the set for nearly 20 years and it has yet to tarnish.) The exterior of the formed-sheet iron case has a faux tortoise shell painted decoration.  $275

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222.   A c. 1870 cabinet photograph of Dr. Rob[er]t.  A. Gunn, 42 E 22nd St. N.Y. / American Institute of Phrenology.  The backmark is that of Davis Garber Photos, 747 Broadway, New York.  $85

 

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223.  A c. 1890s  photograph of the Children's Ward, Bellevue Hospital, New York City.  Three of the doctors are holding stethoscopes.  Note the gas lights.  SOLD

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224.  A c. 1900 antique quack hair comb marked: PROF. LONG'S MAGNETIC COMB.  The maker, of Pekin, Illiniois, advertised that the magnetic comb would remove dandruff, stop falling hair, relieve headache, and never break.  It has not been broken.  Note the Art Nouveau decoration across the back of the comb.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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