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Medical instruments from Mesopotamia

Medical instruments from Mesopotamia

Long stored in a sub-basement cage in the Historical Library of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, surrounded by stacks of book treasures, is a large collection of antique medical instruments and related objects. These materials were acquired over the years entirely through donation. By cataloging, photographing and mounting them as a collection in The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Digital Library, we make them available to scholars and the general public.

Long stored in a sub-basement cage in the Historical Library of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, surrounded by stacks of book treasures, is a large collection of antique medical instruments and related objects. These materials were acquired over the years entirely through donation. By cataloging, photographing and mounting them as a collection in The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Digital Library, we make them available to scholars and the general public.

antique medical instruments  | Vintage MEDICAL Equipment Shots Syringes and by VintageSupplyCo

antique medical instruments | Vintage MEDICAL Equipment Shots Syringes and by VintageSupplyCo

Old medical instruments  may trauma  or autopsies

Old medical instruments may trauma or autopsies

DesiChirurgical instruments, Trepanning Set, 19th century. France.  Luigi Nessi collection, Koller auctions, 2012.

DesiChirurgical instruments, Trepanning Set, 19th century. France. Luigi Nessi collection, Koller auctions, 2012.

Medical Instruments - Ency. Britannica 1771 b by AndyBrii, via Flickr

Medical Instruments - Ency. Britannica 1771 b by AndyBrii, via Flickr

Mesopotamian Pharmacopeia...  One of the oldest known ancient Mesopotamian medical texts is a collection of 15 prescriptions, written in Sumerian, on a clay tablet, which dates from the Ur III period, or Sumerian Renaissance. It was excavated at the site of the ancient city of Nippur in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), and is preserved in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. (copy of original tablet)

Mesopotamian Pharmacopeia... One of the oldest known ancient Mesopotamian medical texts is a collection of 15 prescriptions, written in Sumerian, on a clay tablet, which dates from the Ur III period, or Sumerian Renaissance. It was excavated at the site of the ancient city of Nippur in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), and is preserved in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. (copy of original tablet)

Paré triploides (ca. 1700)  This rare instrument was used to lift the plate of the skull during trepanning.

Paré triploides (ca. 1700) This rare instrument was used to lift the plate of the skull during trepanning.

SUBMISSION: “Surgical instruments” from Marc-Jean Bourgery (1831-1854), Traité complet de l’anatomie. Volume 6, Plate 17.  ed: I posted this a long time ago. I recommend Vintage Printable for cool old illustrations like this.

SUBMISSION: “Surgical instruments” from Marc-Jean Bourgery (1831-1854), Traité complet de l’anatomie. Volume 6, Plate 17. ed: I posted this a long time ago. I recommend Vintage Printable for cool old illustrations like this.

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Image detail for -... Photo - old surgical tools used by doctors - antique medical equipment

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