The history of medicine is the history of mankind. From the beginning, man has created and devised medical instruments to heal and alleviate the illnesses of his fellow man. Ancient Greek and Roman texts already tell us of medical instruments for surgery very similar to those used for centuries to come. Even further back in time, we find evidenc...
The history of medicine is the history of mankind. From the beginning, man has created and devised medical instruments to heal and alleviate the illnesses of his fellow man. Ancient Greek and Roman texts already tell us of medical instruments for surgery very similar to those used for centuries to come. Even further back in time, we find evidence of trepanations, some of them successful, in hominid remains found in archaeological sites. Although medical instruments have been perfected thanks to technical advances, it is surprising how the basics retain their original structure.
Medical antiques and pharmacy antiques produce an incredible fascination, not only because of their scientific and historical interest but also because they contain the implicit struggle of man against disease. To enter into the collection of medical antiques and pharmacy antiques is to treasure a bit of that mystery. In this section you will find pieces of great quality, beauty and authenticity; an opportunity to start or expand a collection that will last in time; or, to entertain a relative or friend with an elegant and distinguished gift.
In this section you can find amazing and rare medical and pharmacy antiques in front of which it is impossible not to be amazed as:
All of them are of great quality and beauty.
- Medical instruments such as antique field cases, dating from the nineteenth century with everything needed to perform surgery on the battlefield; instruments for trepanations; autopsy case from the early twentieth century or an electromedical device from 1900 with its control panel and original devices.
- Antiques for pharmacy among which we can find rare and fascinating wooden medicine cabinets from the 19th century, delicate precision scales in perfect use or curious and fascinating bottles from the beginning of the century with pharmaceutical products inside.
- Instruments for dentists such as a curious and elegant cast iron pedal lathe from 1900 or a wooden case with everything necessary for a traveling dentist dating from the early twentieth century.
- Other types of antiques: pieces of great beauty such as an old original Victorian-era press to make pills, interesting and decorative, has its original gears and accessories such as nozzles and plungers. Bleeding instruments such as a 19th century scarifier made in Germany, worthy of being exhibited in a museum.
The fascination and the fascination of the world of the pill press are also on display in the museum.
The fascination and interest increases as we go into this tour of medical antiques and antiques pharmacy. An exciting facet of collecting that is a very rewarding investment.
Antique set of chirurgical instruments to perform ophthalmologic-surgical operations. Complete and in original case. Antique set of chirurgical...Sold
Fascinating German hand ophthalmoscope its original storing case. Complete and in use condition. Fascinating German hand...Sold
Fascinating case with surgical tools made in the mid-19th century. With several knifes and a rare saw for amputations. Fascinating case with surgical tools...Sold