I have been collecting medical antiques for 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 collectors, historians, 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 - both 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 unusual or extraordinary 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 a picture to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may also leave me a message or text your picture to me at (703) 927-1868.
ROBERT E. GREENSPAN MD, FACP
I give LECTURES 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 at your medical school or to any other group.
I also have been regularly hosting museum curators, historians and medical professionals for a 3 hour LECTURE/TOUR OF MY COLLECTION over the last ten years. Rather than pointing out a table of knives and saws my focus is rather on how those artifacts personally affected the lives of physicians and patients - and how their past use continues to influence medical care today.
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.
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.
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!