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Opium lamp lighter, Collection of the Museum of Health Care 1969.315.1 a-b

Opium lamp lighter, Collection of the Museum of Health Care a-b

Dr. Isaac Thompson's Celebrated Eye Water claimed to give relief in all instances of "sore eyes" (1880-1900). Bottle sealed in paper wrapper, cont 10% alcohol, 1 1/2 grains of opium, zinc sulphate, rose water.

Isaac Thompson's Celebrated Eye Water claimed to give relief in all instances of "sore eyes" Bottle sealed in paper wrapper, cont alcohol, 1 grains of opium, zinc sulphate, rose water ~

A pair of  English Dr Wansbrough’s lead nipple shields in their original round container. 1880 - 1900.     Nipple shields were made from a variety of materials in the 18th and 19th centuries, wood, ivory and silver the most common. They were intended to protect the mothers sore nipples. They were often perforated allowing the baby to (theoretically)  feed through them. These unperforated examples would have been removed before feeding.  The dangers of lead poisoning were well known...

A pair of English Dr Wansbrough’s lead nipple shields in their original round container.

http://antiquescientifica.com/bloodletting_leeches_jar_Staffordshire_pedestal_type_c._1840.jpg Not an "instrument" as such but science-related nevertheless. Pretty and valuable too!

The Engel Apotheke (angel apothecary) is the world's oldest pharmaceutical compa and root of the Merck KGaA Date end of century.

Leech Jar LOVE IT!!! Leech crawling on the lid of the leech jar at the Apothecary Shop. Devices used for the medical practice of bleeding are in the foreground.  18th Century scene at historic Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia. Photo by David M. Doody. #apothecary

☤ MD ☞☆☆☆ Leech crawling on the lid of the leech jar at the Apothecary Shop. Devices used for the medical practice of bleeding are in the foreground. Century scene at historic Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia. Photo by David M.

Victorian woman using a breast pump. if you thought current breast pumps were gross....think again!

Victorian woman using a breast pump. if you thought current breast pumps were gross.

18th Century Cupping Lamp

A collection of antique medical, surgical and dental instruments. Photographs and articles illuminate a history of medicine for doctors, historians or collectors.

Bottle of Godfrey’s Mixture used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1860. It contained laudenum (an opiate) and treacle (molasses) and was used as a sedative.

Bottle of Godfrey's Mixture used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa It contained laudanum (an opiate) and treacle (molasses) and was used as a sedative.

Quinine was introduced in the 1820s as an effective treatment for malaria. It gained popularity as a an antipyretic during much of that century.

Malaria in the Century- “The Richmond Times of October 1864 reported that the Manchester [Virginia] town bell would be rung three times a day to remind people to take their quinine.

A solid silver nipple shield with perforations. This would have been used by a breast feeding mother to protect against sore nipples.    Silver nipple shield are seldom seem but were relatively commonplace at the turn of the 18th century at which time it was normal for breastfeeding to continue beyond when babies had cut their front teeth.

Antique Silver Nipple Shield-Late To protect a nursing mother's sore nipples.

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