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Caption index


‘A Blacksmith Extracting a Tooth’ 118 A dissected man with separate sections of the brain 68 ‘A Homebirth’ 123 ‘A Man Holding an Écorché Statuette’ 64 ‘A Medical Missionary Attending to a Sick African’ 50 ‘A Savant in his Cabinet’ 5 ‘A Woman in Bed in a Sick Room’ 190 Acupuncture models 126 ‘Adenovirus’ 72 Adjustable iron chair 48 Alchemical furnace 6 Amulets, charms and votives 191, 198–205 ‘An Alchemist’ (after Pieter Bruegel the Elder) 4 ‘An Alchemist’ (Eugène Lomont) 14 ‘An Alchemist in his Laboratory’ 12, 13 ‘An Explosion in a Laboratory’ 2 Anatomical wax moulages 66 ‘Apotheosis of an Ecclesiastic’ 206


Bethlem Hospital almsboxes 142 ‘Black Madonna’ 141 Boy with rickets 82 ‘Breath’ 88


Carved wooden figure of Job 128 Clarke-style electromagnetic machine 152 ‘Closing Neural Tube Dress’ 63 Cresolene Vaporizer 90 Cups, boats and warmers for feeding infants and invalids 31–37


Death mask of James Bloomfield Rush 108 Dr Barnardo’s writing desk 166


‘Ebola’ 72


‘Figure in Studio with Mug’ 162 Flint paintings 138 ‘Free’ 80


Gas-powered prosthesis 80 ‘Giardia’ 72 Glass flasks 8 ‘Glass Microbiology’ 72


‘Head 1’ 163 Holy water flasks 182–187


‘In the Studio (Self-Portrait)’ 162


‘Large Face with Flowers’ 141 Lateral body slice 60 ‘Life and Death’ 192 Life mask of Ludwig van Beethoven 108 ‘Liquid Ground 1’ 86


Medicinal food packaging 22–28, 32 Medicine chest 46 ‘Mesmeric Therapy’ 146 Midwifery set for developing countries 52 ‘MRSA’ 72


Over-sized models of invertebrates that transmit disease 40


‘Patient 19’ 165 Phrenological head 114 Pohl Omniskop X-ray machine 76 ‘Portrait of Mr J Kay, Afflicted with a Rodent Disease 111 Pregnant woman from the shack of a voudun practitioner 70


Reproduction of a fifteenth-century Ripley scroll 10


‘Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Dressing a Chest Wound’ 132 ‘Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian in a Landscape’ 196 ‘Saint Expeditus’ 194 ‘Self-Portrait (with Saw)’ 163 ‘Sewing Body’ 150 Silver-plated bronchitis kettle 92 Sir Hiram Maxim’s ‘Pipe of Peace’ 93 ‘Skull Head’ 138 ‘Smokey Sue Smokes for Two’ doll 96 ‘Snarling Head’ 140 Statue of Saint Livertin 130 Stitched drawings of elderly patients 158


‘The First Use of Ether as an Anaesthetic in Dental Surgery’ 121 ‘The Sense of Touch’ 134 Theatrical replica of Sigmund Freud’s couch 148 ‘This Fatal Subject’ 89 Tobacco pipe 95 ‘Token Hammers’ 14 Trephination set 154 Tri-Dent dental station 119 ‘Twisted Figure in Chair’ 162 Two dissected men with a separate section of viscera 69


‘Untitled’ 141


Wincarnis showcard 20 ‘Woman and Child’ 140 Woman in later life 82 Woman with Cushing’s syndrome 82 ‘Woman’s Head’ 140 Wooden corbels 102 Wooden pestles and mortars 16 World War I horse gas mask 97


‘Yellow Fever in Buenos Aires’ 41


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