Antique Medical, Surgical, and Dental 

Sale Catalogue

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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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 58.  A c. 1940s Gruen Chrono-Timer doctor's watch with pulsations dial.
  

59.  A turned-wood mallet with attached brass plaque engraved:  Glasgow Royal Infirmary / Wood from the Lister Ward / Built, 1859.  Demolished, 1924.  6.5" tall.  This a fine relic of Joseph Lister's (1827-1912) Ward 24, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, the locus primus of aseptic surgery.  It was Lister who first recognized that bacteria entering wounds were causing putrefaction, and he employed carbolic acid as a preventative during and after surgery.  For a biography of Lord Lister (1827-1912), please see this link.

 

 

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60.  A c. 1800 antique Culpepper-type microscope with original pyramid case and drawer of accessories.

 

61.  An autographed photograph of Christian Barnard, M.D. (1922-2001).  Dr. Barnard was a noted heart surgeon from South Africa.  He performed the first human heart transplant, in 1967, and made medical history.  The signature is quite clear and the black-and-white photo measures 5" x 7".

  

62.  A c. 1860 tintype of William Johnson Turner,  Smyth County, Virginia.  Turner was involved with medicine in the war, working as a Confederate hospital steward in Richmond and Chattanooga, and he served  as a druggist at Petersburg for a period in 1864.  He took medical classes at the Medical College of Virginia that same year.  Turner originally enlisted in the famous "Bloody Half Hundred" - the 50th Virginia Infantry - when it was assembled at Wytheville as part of Gen. Floyd's Brigade.  Several companies then became part of the 8th Virginia Cavalry, CSA, which has been called one of the "fightingest" units of the entire Confederate army.

 

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 63.  A Hewlett Packard Rappaport Sprague binaural stethoscope with its original box and all the accessories.  The stethoscope was made in the U.S.A.  SOLD   

 

 

 

 64.  An antique Whittemore's Patent vaccinator made by Codman & Shurtleff, Boston.  The antique vaccinating instrument is in working condition and is housed in its original case.  To see a copy of the Amos Whittemore 1866 patent, please click here.

 

 65.  A detailed anatomical model of the human head in mid-section.  The life-size model is by Auzoux, Paris, and so marked.  It is in excellent condition and is mounted on a later base.

 

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