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Medical Antiques

I have been collecting medical antiques for over 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 described in the Antique Chapters with additional Picture Galleries. At the top of this page is an index with a shortcut to information of great value to collectors, historians, and 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 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.

The Doctor (1653)

by Gerard Dou

Chapters

ANATOMY

Whenever you shall be so unhappy as to fail in your Endeavours...

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DIAGNOSIS

Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know...

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BLEEDING

Daily experience satisfies us that bloodletting has a most salutary...

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SURGERY

He must begin first in youth with good learning and exercise in thys...

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TRAUMA

Vertigo, vomiting, stupidity, haemorrhage, loss of sense...

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OB/GYN

It was only within the last several hundred years that the study...

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UROLOGY

The cure itself is something horrible, grave, and perilous...

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EENT

Alas! How could I declare the weakness of a sense which in me ought to be...

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MEDICINE

The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade, a calling, not ...

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PHARMACY

The disgrace of medicine has been that colossal system...

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DENTISTRY

For there was never yet philosopher That could endure ...

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QUACK

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the...

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Contact Me

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 bobgreenspan2000@aol.com or you may also leave me a message or text your picture to me at (703) 927-1868.

 

ROBERT E. GREENSPAN MD, FACP

 

Lectures

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 another *VIDEO* and talk outlines 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.

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.

You may move around this room 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!