DIAGNOSIS WITH A SHEEP LIVER
Etruscan bronze model of a sheep's liver, 3rd century .
CHINESE DOCTOR'S LADY
With this object female patients need not undress, early 20th century.
TWIN SAINTS COSMOS AND DAMIEN
(left) St. Cosmos and diagnosis by examination of the urine. (right) St Damian therapy with a medication. from "Feldtbüch der Wundartzney" by Hans von Gersdorff (1517).
urine examination from "Fasciculus Medicinae" by Johannes de Ketham (1493).
uroscopy diagnosis by Gerrit Dou (1653).
examination of the urine to make a diagnosis, 18th century.
by Wang Shu-ho, 4th century.
JADE CHINESE PULSE REST
"The Visit of the Physician" by Frans van Mieris the Elder (1657).
first device for measuring pulse, early 19th century by Charriere
second generation device for measuring pulse, mid 19th century.
HOUR GLASS TIMER
used by nurses and physicians.
COLLECTION OF THERMOMETERS
(top) L'Utile and Faichney, (middle) Immisch, (bottom) bent and axillary types by Tiemann, all mid to late 19th century.
PERCUSSER AND PLEXIMETER
by Hilliard of Edinburgh (ca 1860).
combination by Aitken of York (ca 1870).
Laënnec at the Necker Hospital listening to a patient with tuberculosis, by Theobald Chartran (1849-1907). Unfortunately Laennec died of this disease.
the first model of this instrument.
daguerreotype of a physician with a stethoscope, mid 19th century.
from left: Laënnec/Piorry transition, Piorry, cased ivory by Maw, aluminum by Collin, silk flexible, Cammann by Leach and Green, all early to late 19th century.
STETHOSCOPE AND EAR TRUMPET
(top) stethoscope and (bottom) ear trumpet, sometimes confused.