Retro Health Advice

We've come a long way, baby... Thanks to clinical trials like the ones we conduct at Covance, we can now appreciate how ridiculous a lot of this health advice really is!
This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for vincenzo giustiniani, the last genoese governor of the island of chios in the eastern aegean sea, in the 1560s. on a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. the chest contains 126 bottles and pots for drugs, some of which still have their original content.

This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for vincenzo giustiniani, the last genoese governor of the island of chios in the eastern aegean sea, in the 1560s. on a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. the chest contains 126 bottles and pots for drugs, some of which still have their original content.

A magnificent set of surgical instruments, German, ca 1600. Ivory, silver fire-gilt, iron.

A magnificent set of surgical instruments, German, ca 1600. Ivory, silver fire-gilt, iron.

Old phospho-quinine medical bottle.  For "la grippe", colds, headaches, fever and "all malarial troubles". Still filled and still has its original cotton wadding.  (from my personal collection)

Old phospho-quinine medical bottle. For "la grippe", colds, headaches, fever and "all malarial troubles". Still filled and still has its original cotton wadding. (from my personal collection)

Use Van Beils rye and rock, the tonic and only cure for coughs, colds and consumption

Use Van Beils rye and rock, the tonic and only cure for coughs, colds and consumption

Dr. Mudge's Pewter Inhaler 1778 - used to inhale vapours in treatment of 'catarrhous cough', using opium and aromatic leaves infused in hot water.  Search Results - Phisick | Medical Antiques

Dr. Mudge's Pewter Inhaler 1778 - used to inhale vapours in treatment of 'catarrhous cough', using opium and aromatic leaves infused in hot water. Search Results - Phisick | Medical Antiques

KOLFF DRUM DIALYSIS MACHINE (ca 1943)  Willem Kolff invented the dialysis machine for human use and imported several of these devices into the United States in the early 1940's.

KOLFF DRUM DIALYSIS MACHINE (ca 1943) Willem Kolff invented the dialysis machine for human use and imported several of these devices into the United States in the early 1940's.

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