Case of 18th Century Amputation Instruments – Photograph by Wellcome Images

“The case contains the equipment a surgeon would need to carry out various amputations. This includes two amputation saws, four saw blades, three knives, ten suture needles, two types of tourniquet and a lancet. The instruments were made by a number of manufacturers, including Maigny, Boog and Midgen, instrument makers based in Scotland.” – Image Description.

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Ague and Fever (1788) By Thomas Rowlandson

Ague is another name for Malaria.

“Fever, represented as a frenzied beast, stands racked in the centre of a room, while a blue monster, representing ague, ensnares his victim by the fireside; a doctor writes prescriptions to the right” – Image description.

Ague and Fever (1788) By Thomas Rowlandson

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The Three Witches (1783) By Henry Fuseli

The Three Witches, also known as the Weird Sisters or Wayward Sisters, are characters in William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. They resemble the three Fates, from classical mythology.

The Three Witches (1783) By Henry Fuseli

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Electrical apparatus from 18th century By Charles Kite

Equipment to bring a drowned body back to life!

“Electrical conductor which allows the stimulation of the body of a drowned person at various and precise points on the victims anatomy. A – the prime conductor; a. b. – the electometer; c. d. the leyden vial; e. e. glass or wooden tubes inclosing brass wires; f. f. knobs of the directors; g. g. rings of the directors; h. a metallic string or wire connecting one director with the outside of the vial; i. a metalllic string or wire connecting the other director with the elecrometer” – Description.

Electrical apparatus from 18th century By Charles Kite

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