Medicine chest, wooden, iron-bound and brass covered, lock broken, decorated with studs and embossed design outside, and tooled leather and prints inside, containing 3 pewter topped glass bottles and one other bottle and plan of Cracow, European (18th century). The Chirurgeon's Apprentice.
Cabinet de curiosité M
Cabinet de curiosités transportable, il contient de nombreux petits tiroirs et rangements permettant de stocker toutes vos petites merveilles, folies et trouvailles. La partie interne varie selon les modèles. Il pourra à loisir être un objet de décoration d’intérieur, un coffre à bijoux ou un présentoir. Il est possible de graver une image afin d'orner couvercle
Apothecary chest, ca.1700 -1760. Case made of mahogany wood, reinforced with bronze and lined with velvet plush. Opens as a convenient chest with drawers. Remnants of labels in Latin on some of the drawers. Secret lockable drawer on the back, which was used to store some tools made of gold as well as special medicines. bronze handle. Included: amputation saw, surgical needles, scalpel, scissors, bullet probes made of natural bone, metal bullet extractor (scoop), scales, bottles, jars etc.
An Apothecary is an old name meaning "where you could buy remedies and ingredients to make them". It is a largely forgotten art which will be to our detriment in the near future. In today’s world the Apothecary has been replaced by the money hungry pharmaceutical companies who are not as concerned for your welfare as much as making a profit.
G. D. Falksen
Royal Apothecary of Saint-Germain The ancient apothecary of the hospital of Saint-Germain-en-Laye possesses a collection of earthenware pots decorated with blue patterns, glass vases and hand-decorated wooden boxes. All these objects date from the 17th and 18th centuries and come from the two royal hospitals founded in Saint-Germain-en-Laye round the same period.
Cupping Set c. 1810 - Dittrick Medical History Center
Cupping Set c. 1810 (Sinister name, right?) Bloodletting comprised a mainstay of medical therapy until the mid 19th century. This practice was guided by the belief that health derived from a balance of the four humors in the body (including blood). Healers focused upon restoring the system's equilibrium, usually by draining or purging the system of excess humors.