Of interest to collectors, this describes, illustrates and identifies forceps, surgical saws, lancets, stethoscopes, syringes, and many other unusual contents of the doctor''s bag, surgeon''s case or dentist''s surgery.'
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.