Marie-Eve

Marie-Eve

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VIBRATING SEAT : Manufactured between 1930-1939. "Reportedly used in the prevention and/or treatment of kidney stones, [this is] Presumably a quack medicinal device, [as] The rationale [behind] the benefit of [the] vibration is not clear: It may have been believed that motion would deter mineral deposits from forming stones, or would dislodge such deposits before large stones could form." (Source: Picture link)

VIBRATING SEAT : Manufactured between 1930-1939. "Reportedly used in the prevention and/or treatment of kidney stones, [this is] Presumably a quack medicinal device, [as] The rationale [behind] the benefit of [the] vibration is not clear: It may have been believed that motion would deter mineral deposits from forming stones, or would dislodge such deposits before large stones could form." (Source: Picture link)

LEECH JAR : Circa 1850. Stylized "Container used to hold leeches used in medical procedures, with perforated lid to provide air" (Source: Picture link). Leeches were widely used in medicine in bloodletting practices because of their anticoagulant secretions, and are sometimes still used in modern medicine.

LEECH JAR : Circa 1850. Stylized "Container used to hold leeches used in medical procedures, with perforated lid to provide air" (Source: Picture link). Leeches were widely used in medicine in bloodletting practices because of their anticoagulant secretions, and are sometimes still used in modern medicine.

PNEUMOTHORAX APPARATUS : Circa 1920. "Used to pump air into the chest cavity in order to collapse [the] lung in treatment of tuberculosis. For many years, use of the pneumothorax apparatus was the only [active] treatment available for TB." (Source: Picture link)

PNEUMOTHORAX APPARATUS : Circa 1920. "Used to pump air into the chest cavity in order to collapse [the] lung in treatment of tuberculosis. For many years, use of the pneumothorax apparatus was the only [active] treatment available for TB." (Source: Picture link)

HOOKS AND CHAINS : Circa 1874-1920. "[This] Instrument was used for post-mortem examination of the body. Specifically, [they were] used to hold open [a] body cavity. Originally identified as [part of] an amputation kit, [but] absence of tourniquet & artery forceps [along with the chains]" supports otherwise. (Source: Picture link)

HOOKS AND CHAINS : Circa 1874-1920. "[This] Instrument was used for post-mortem examination of the body. Specifically, [they were] used to hold open [a] body cavity. Originally identified as [part of] an amputation kit, [but] absence of tourniquet & artery forceps [along with the chains]" supports otherwise. (Source: Picture link)

UNIDENTIFIED ARTIFACT : "Home built, [this] May have been used as a support or stand for an ocular implant, or as a protective from over which eye dressings would have been applied." (Source: Picture link)

UNIDENTIFIED ARTIFACT : "Home built, [this] May have been used as a support or stand for an ocular implant, or as a protective from over which eye dressings would have been applied.

CAT DECEREBRATION DEVICE : Circa 1900-1930. "Used to position and support cat body during preparation and conduct of medical experiments consisting of the elimination of cerebral brain function in an animal by removing the cerebrum, cutting across the brain stem, or severing certain arteries in the brain stem. Frederick Miller, for whom this device was made, conducted research into reflexes. He worked on mostly cats, but also dogs, guinea pigs, and other small animals." (Source: Picture…

CAT DECEREBRATION DEVICE : Circa 1900-1930. "Used to position and support cat body during preparation and conduct of medical experiments consisting of the elimination of cerebral brain function in an animal by removing the cerebrum, cutting across the brain stem, or severing certain arteries in the brain stem. Frederick Miller, for whom this device was made, conducted research into reflexes. He worked on mostly cats, but also dogs, guinea pigs, and other small animals." (Source: Picture…

ARTIFICIAL HEART-LUNG MACHINE : Manufactured before 1950. This allowed to "Bypass [a] living heart, so that surgeon may work in a relatively bloodless field. [This] One [is] of a series of artificial heart-lung machines used in experimental surgery on animals. The machine ensures that the entire body in supplied with oxygenated blood: this provides for the healthy functioning of the kidney, liver and spinal cord throughout the surgery." (Source: Picture link)

ARTIFICIAL HEART-LUNG MACHINE : Manufactured before 1950. This allowed to "Bypass [a] living heart, so that surgeon may work in a relatively bloodless field. [This] One [is] of a series of artificial heart-lung machines used in experimental surgery on animals. The machine ensures that the entire body in supplied with oxygenated blood: this provides for the healthy functioning of the kidney, liver and spinal cord throughout the surgery." (Source: Picture link)

SCARIFICATOR : Manufactured between 1800-1899. Spring-loaded device that releases blades in order to cut the patient. This facilitated the practice and "treatment" of bloodletting. (Source: Picture link). A scarificator in action is demonstrated here, presented by the Museum of Science and Technology : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZNVEfGjjNQ.

SCARIFICATOR : Manufactured between 1800-1899. Spring-loaded device that releases blades in order to cut the patient. This facilitated the practice and "treatment" of bloodletting. (Source: Picture link). A scarificator in action is demonstrated here, presented by the Museum of Science and Technology : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZNVEfGjjNQ.

HEMOPERFUSION CARTRIDGE : Circa 1977. "[This was] Used as filter to remove toxic or waste substances from blood as [it] is pumped through a device outside the patient's body. Blood is passed over the sorbent material, which attracts and holds the toxins, and allows the 'cleansed' blood to be returned to the patient. This cartridge is believed to contain resin sorbents." (Source: Picture link)

HEMOPERFUSION CARTRIDGE : Circa 1977. "[This was] Used as filter to remove toxic or waste substances from blood as [it] is pumped through a device outside the patient's body. Blood is passed over the sorbent material, which attracts and holds the toxins, and allows the 'cleansed' blood to be returned to the patient. This cartridge is believed to contain resin sorbents." (Source: Picture link)