Welcome

I have been collecting medical antiques for more than 50 years and I invite you to see some of the finest medical antiques and art ever produced. Wonderful Medical, Apothecary, Dental, and Quack images of artifacts and art from my collection and from around the world are included with PICTURES to the left and ANTIQUE CHAPTERS to the right. At the top of this page is an INDEX with a shortcut to information of great value to historians, collectors, and to all healthcare providers. The RESOURCES section contains everything you need to know about collecting medical antiques with a comprehensive *VIDEO* and an extensive review of interesting DEFINITIONS and QUOTES (medical and nonmedical).

In the LINKS section is a list of destinations for those who wish to learn more about the history of medicine along with the names and addresses of dealers and collectors.

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BUY AND SELL

Please contact me if you have anything to sell. I'm always looking for unusual and exhibition pieces along with those made prior to the 18th century: (SEE WISH LIST). I would be happy to provide information regarding your antique. You may send me a picture at bobgreenspan2000@aol.com or you may also leave me a message or text your picture here: (703) 927-1868.

ROBERT E. GREENSPAN MD, FACP


LECTURES

I have LECTURED ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE to medical students, to a large number of organizations, and at the University of Maryland where I am a "senior lecturer" in the Department of History. My most popular talk is entitled "Useful Medical History for the Modern Physician" with a *VIDEO* and an outline here: http://collectmedicalantiques.com/lectures.  Please contact me if you would like me to speak on the history of medicine. 

For the last 10 years I have been hosting local and international museum curators, historians and medical professionals for a 3 hour MEDICAL HISTORY TOUR. I enjoy discussing medical and quack instruments in a historical perspective and demonstrating their use on "volunteers." My goal is to present a more personal view of medical history rather than what has been the usual way by pointing to a table of knives and saws or by reciting a list of names and dates. I hope that visitors will come away with the realization that the behavior of physicians and patients has largely remained unchanged over the centuries so that "meeting" past historical figures will allow us to learn a little more about ourselves.


BOOK

Most of the antiques and works of art in this site may be seen in my book "Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art": http://collectmedicalantiques.com/medicalhistoryandart. Copies may be easily found for sale from several Internet sources. 


FACEBOOK GROUP

For collectors, dealers, and historians I have a FaceBook Group where you can post your historical questions and articles as well as advertise your antiques for sale - nothing made after 1900 please, except for unusual quack items. 


QUICK LOOK

You may move around one of my antique rooms with your mouse or with your finger. Click on the room to redirect you to an enlargement in my FaceBook page and return here by clicking this address at the upper right. Please Enjoy!