Items Tagged Ideology & Knowledge

Cardio Pacemaker

ACCESSION NUMBER: 994007030 Object Name: Cardio Pacemaker Manufacturer: American Optical Corp Date Made: 1960 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Pacemaker, Artificial Cardiac Pacing, Artificial — instrumentation Cardiovascular Diseases — therapy Cardiology — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Many medical discoveries of the … Continue reading

Anastomosis button

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1962.1.8 Object Name: Anastomosis button Manufacturer: unknown Date Made: circa 1915 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Surgical Instruments ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Once called the “surgical genius of our generation” by Dr. William Mayo, Dr. John Benjamin Murphy (1857-1916) was … Continue reading


ACCESSION NUMBER: 1930.5.1 Object Name: Lebenswecker Manufacturer: unknown Date Made: 1870-1899 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Irritants; Quackery ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Carl Baunscheidt (1809-1873), a German mechanic and inventor, first produced the lebenswecker in 1848.  Translated most directly as “life awakener”, … Continue reading

Carbolic Steam Sprayer

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1934.12.3 a-c Object Name: Carbolic Steam Sprayer Manufacturer: Mayer & Meltzer Date Made: circa 1870 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Antisepsis; Surgical Instruments ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Lord Joseph Lister revolutionized surgery in the late 19th century by introducing antiseptic methods.  … Continue reading

Heart and lung machine

ACCESSION NUMBER: 997.030.001A-B Object Name: Heart and lung machine Manufacturer: New Electronic Products Limited Date Made: 1958 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Oxygenators; Heart, Mechanical; Cardiopulmonary Bypass — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION The creation of a functional heart and lung bypass … Continue reading

Stomach pump and enema

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1976.6.44 Object Name: Stomach pump and enema Manufacturer: W. & H. Hutchinson Date Made: 1841-1859 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Suction; Irrigation; Gastroenterology — instrumentation; Suction and Drainage — stomach pump ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION For thousands of years, humans … Continue reading

Breast pump

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1941.5.1 a-b Object Name: Breast pump Manufacturer: W. & H. Hutchinson Date Made: 1800-1899 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Breast Feeding; Milk, Human; Infant Food ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION For centuries, mothers have used a number of different tools to … Continue reading

Pill machine

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1980.18.120 a-b Object Name: Pill machine Maker: Unknown Date Made: 1800-1899 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Drug Compounding; Drug Compounding — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Before mass-production began in the nineteenth centuries and even into the beginning of the … Continue reading

Yankauer ether mask

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1973.5.32 Object Name: Yankauer ether mask Maker: J. F. Hartz Co. Date Made: 1930 Country of Origin: Germany MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Anesthesiology; Anesthesiology — instrumentation; Anasthesia; Inhalation; Inhalation — inhaler/mask; Inhalation — inhaler/mask — mesh ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION … Continue reading

Monaural stethoscope

ACCESSION NUMBER: 997002008 a-b Object Name: Monaural stethoscope Maker: Unknown Date Made: 1860-1890 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Stethoscopes; Auscultation — stethoscope — monaural ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION In 1816, a French physician named René Laennec invented a non-invasive tool for “looking into the chest.” … Continue reading