Principles and Practice of Collecting Medical Antiques

How to get started. Frequently asked questions and mistakes that we all still make. In addition to this text here is a PowerPoint presentation:

General Glossary

Definitions and explanations for a large number of early instruments, diseases, and common medical expressions are found here with many still in use today.


Medical (and some nonmedical) quotes of interest and importance. Many of those who are no longer here can enlighten us with their wisdom and entertain us with their humor.

Medical Antique References

Recent publications and past references. Referring to these sources is the best and most accurate way to identify your instrument.