Dr Laurie Slater has been busy collecting antique medical device oddities since we last wrote about his collection and accompanying Phisick website a year ago. The site has grown over time and the collection is nothing short of amazing. Of course, it also serves as a counter argument to those that long for the good old days and repeat the “they don’t build them like they used to” mantra.
The image above is of an ear trumpet, a hearing aid made using a conch shell. On the right is a breast pump from the mid 1800’s that’s unusually made from pewter.
Check out the rest of the collection at Phisick Medical Antiques…
Flashback: Phisick Medical Antiques