Items Tagged Patients

Sucking glass

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1979.21.37 Object Name: Sucking glass Manufacturer: unknown 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 tools to relieve the pain of engorged … Continue reading


ACCESSION NUMBER: 1974.13.1 Object Name: McKenzie’s leucotome Manufacturer: Down Bros Date Made: 1940-1949 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Surgical Instruments Psychosurgery — instrumentation Neurosurgery — instrumentation Neurology — instrumentation ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION First undertaken in 1935 by Portuguese neuropsychiatrist Dr. Antonio … Continue reading

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

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

Female Urinal

ACCESSION NUMBER: 997037176 Object Name: Female Urinal Manufacturer: Unknown Date Made: Circa 1937 MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Toilet Facilities; Nursing Care — instrumentation; Home Nursing — bedpan ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Found in homes and hospitals, bedpans and urinals are practical … Continue reading

Pocket sputum flask

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1969.253.1 Object Name: Pocket sputum flask Manufacturer: Attributed to Abt. Warmbrunn, Quiltz & Co. Date Made: Circa 1910 Country of Origin: Germany MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Home Nursing; Hospitalization ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Throughout the 1800s, tuberculosis (also called … Continue reading

Scultetus binder

ACCESSION NUMBER: 1979.21.66 a Object Name: Scultetus binder Manufacturer: Unknown Date Made: 20th century Country of Origin: Canada MeSH Code: Medical Subject Headings Clothing; Postpartum Period; Midwifery; Bandages ARTEFACT DESCRIPTION Used by a new mother after the birth of a … Continue reading