PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS
DIAGNOSIS WITH A SHEEP LIVER
CHINESE DOCTOR'S LADY
TWIN SAINTS COSMOS AND DAMIEN
UROSCOPY WHEEL
THE PHYSICIAN
UROSCOPY FLASK
PULSE DIAGNOSIS
JADE CHINESE PULSE REST
PULSE DIAGNOSIS
MAREY'S SPHYGMOGRAPH
MAREY'S SPHYGMOGRAPH
DUDGEON'S SPHYGMOGRAPH
HOUR GLASS TIMER
COLLECTION OF THERMOMETERS
PERCUSSER AND PLEXIMETER
PERCUSSER/PLEXIMETER
RENÉ LAËNNEC
LAENNEC'S STETHOSCOPE
MONAURAL STETHOSCOPE
STETHOSCOPE EVOLUTION
STETHOSCOPE AND EAR TRUMPET
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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).
UROSCOPY WHEEL
urine examination from "Fasciculus Medicinae" by Johannes de Ketham (1493).
THE PHYSICIAN
uroscopy diagnosis by Gerrit Dou (1653).
UROSCOPY FLASK
examination of the urine to make a diagnosis, 18th century.
PULSE DIAGNOSIS
by Wang Shu-ho, 4th century.
JADE CHINESE PULSE REST
2nd century.
PULSE DIAGNOSIS
"The Visit of the Physician" by Frans van Mieris the Elder (1657).
MAREY'S SPHYGMOGRAPH
first device for measuring pulse, early 19th century by Charriere
MAREY'S SPHYGMOGRAPH
19th century.
DUDGEON'S SPHYGMOGRAPH
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).
PERCUSSER/PLEXIMETER
combination by Aitken of York (ca 1870).
RENÉ LAËNNEC
Laënnec at the Necker Hospital listening to a patient with tuberculosis, by Theobald Chartran (1849-1907). Unfortunately Laennec died of this disease.
LAENNEC'S STETHOSCOPE
the first model of this instrument.
MONAURAL STETHOSCOPE
daguerreotype of a physician with a stethoscope, mid 19th century.
STETHOSCOPE EVOLUTION
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.