Antique Medical Instruments

Antique Medical Instruments

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Family physician and artist Dr C Keith Wilber presents a hand-illustrated tour of medical history via the doctors' instruments. This study chronicles the evolution of a wide range of medical instruments from the mid-1700s through current usage. It includes discussions on microscopes, reflex hammers, stethoscopes, blood pressure instruments, electro-cardiographs, ophthalmoscopes, otoscopes, endoscopes, vaginal specula, thermometers, forceps, bullet probes, bloodletting instruments, vaccination lancets, trepanning tools, and others. This is an important resource for all medical personnel, historians, and collectors.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 149 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Atglen, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 1500 illus
  • 0764329936
  • 9780764329937
  • 583,003

About C. Keith Wilbur

Dr. Wilbur attended Vermont Medical School and established a family practice in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1953. The collecting of and writing about medical instruments has been a recent avocation about which Dr. Wilbur has said, "One of my pleasures has been to locate appropriate medical instruments for some of our area museums. It has been something of a treasure hunt..."show more

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