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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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225.  A ceramic c. 1850 antique barber-surgeon's bowl.  

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226.   A dated 1917 World War I U.S. Army surgeon's uniform that belonged to Dr. Francis A. Stiles.   The jacket has sew-on USR and medical corps devices, and pin-on 1st lieutenant bars.

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227.   An antique nit comb and its original case.  The comb is retracted into a slot by pushing a button, thus cleaning the comb teeth of parasitic insects and their eggs.  The implement is of high quality and it is an excellent example of an Victorian personal hygiene instrument.

 

228.   A 1935 Royal Lifesaving Society silver medal, Award of Merit. Well made in typical high-quality, British silversmith style and marked.  One side depicts a rescue and the other side shows Victory with a garland and is neatly engraved: H. E. Wilson 1935.

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229.   An 1840s sixth-plate daguerreotype of a young man wearing unusual oblong-shaped glasses. The man is blind in one eye. The original seal of the daguerreotype is intact and the antique  image is in very fine condition.

 

 

230.   A c. 1885 antique pocketknife by George Wostenholm, Sheffield.  The slabs are sterling silver and one side is engraved:  Dr. Wm. S. Seamans.  Dr. William Shepard Seamans (d. 1917) was an 1881 graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and he practiced in New York City.

 

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231.  A hand-illustrated Ottoman Turk scene of a minor surgery.  The doctor holds the patient's left wrist and is possibly checking the pulse or for a break.  (No wound is apparent.)  Note the instruments and containers spread out in the foreground.

 

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232.  A fine pair of c. 1890 antique clinical thermometers by F. Darton, London, in their original leather case.  The exquisite set includes an axilla (bent) and an oral thermometer.

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