[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.166.48.3. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
November 1, 1930

Guide to the Surgical Instruments and Objects in the Historical Series with Their History and Development.

Author Affiliations
 

By C. J. S. Thompson, M.B.E., Hon. Curator of the Historical Section of the Museum. With a foreword by the Conservator, Sir Arthur Keith, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.S. Boards. Pp. 92, with illustrations. London: Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1929.

JAMA. 1930;95(18):1370. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02720180064043

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

The author is best known for two excellent books on the history of poisons and of quacks. As curator of the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons he has studied the history of medical technic. His guide is a history of the development of medical accessories and apparatus including the scalpel, the tourniquet, the forceps, the stethoscope, the thermometer and what not. The book also describes faithfully the anatomic preparations in the museum, Lister's instruments, the hands of several famous surgeons, and innumerable other objects of interest. For those who have visited the museum it is a memento of great value; others who read the little guide will impatiently await their first visit.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×