A plant that varies in size but always has thick fleshy leaves that are spined. It also contains a juice that is used for medicinal purposes.

Aloe

A plant that varies in size but always has thick fleshy leaves that are spined. It also contains a juice…

A cart used in the 19th century as an ambulance.

Ambulance Cart

A cart used in the 19th century as an ambulance.

A flower that is used for medicinal purposes, mostly for treatment of bruises.

Arnica

A flower that is used for medicinal purposes, mostly for treatment of bruises.

The plant that produces an edible starch used primarily in cooking.

Arrowroot

The plant that produces an edible starch used primarily in cooking.

A plant whose starchy compounds for treating poison arrow wounds

Arrowroot

A plant whose starchy compounds for treating poison arrow wounds

"Jar for unguents, <em>Aryballos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Aryballos

"Jar for unguents, Aryballos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Roller Bandage. Bandage, a surgical wrapper of some kind applied to a limb or other portion of the body to keep parts in position, exert a pressure, or for other purpose." -Vaughan, 1906

Roller Bandage

"Roller Bandage. Bandage, a surgical wrapper of some kind applied to a limb or other portion of the…

Boy sick in bed with Mother and medicine

Boy

Boy sick in bed with Mother and medicine

"In bleeding from any part of the arm or hand the branchial artery should be pressed outwards against the bone jujst behind the inner border of the larger muscle of the arm." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Branchial compression

"In bleeding from any part of the arm or hand the branchial artery should be pressed outwards against…

"Cattle doctors are exhibited performing operations upon sick oxen, bulls, deer, goats, and even geese." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian cattle doctors

"Cattle doctors are exhibited performing operations upon sick oxen, bulls, deer, goats, and even geese."…

A plant or tree whose bark is harvested for the treatment of Malaria.

Cinchona

A plant or tree whose bark is harvested for the treatment of Malaria.

"A medicine once in much repute against low fevers, and as a mild stimulant and diaphoretic, and still used in some countries, although not much in Britain, consists of the root-stocks (rhizomes) of different species of Dorstenia, a tropical American plant of the natural order Moraceae. The genus is remarkable for the plane receptacle in which the numerous small flowers are fixed; the male flowers in superficial depressions the female flowers in deep sockets." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Contrayerva

"A medicine once in much repute against low fevers, and as a mild stimulant and diaphoretic, and still…

"A valuable medicinal substance, consisting chiefly of a resin (Resin of Copaiva) and a volatile oil (Oil of Copaiva). It flows from incisions made in the stems of trees of the genus Copaifera, trees with pinnate leaves, of the natural order Leguminosae, sub-order Caesalpinisae, natives of the topical parts of America." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Copaiva Tree

"A valuable medicinal substance, consisting chiefly of a resin (Resin of Copaiva) and a volatile oil…

"In bleeding from the thigh, leg, or foot press backward with the thumbs on the femoral artery at the middle of the groin where the artery passes over the bone. The point is a little higher up than that indicated in Fig 6." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Femoral compression

"In bleeding from the thigh, leg, or foot press backward with the thumbs on the femoral artery at the…

Apparatus for observing the effects of the Roentgen or X-rays by means of their actions on a flourescent substance.

Flouroscope

Apparatus for observing the effects of the Roentgen or X-rays by means of their actions on a flourescent…

A hand with the index finger bandaged.

Hand with bandaged finger

A hand with the index finger bandaged.

An illustration of the Marine Hospital located a the Brooklyn Navy-Yard.

Hospital

An illustration of the Marine Hospital located a the Brooklyn Navy-Yard.

A South American plant that is sought after for its roots.

Ipecac

A South American plant that is sought after for its roots.

"The root used in medicine under this name is obtained from Cephaelis Ipecacuanha, A. Rich, a small shrubby plant of the natural order Cinchonaceae. It is a native of Brazil, growing in clumps or patches in moist shady forests from 8 degrees to 22 degrees S. lat., and is believed to extend to the Bolivian province of Chiquitos, and the calley of Catica in New Granada." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Ipecacuanha Plant

"The root used in medicine under this name is obtained from Cephaelis Ipecacuanha, A. Rich, a small…

A plant yielding Jalap

Jalap

A plant yielding Jalap

A Scottish medical missionary and explorer of Africa.

David Livingstone

A Scottish medical missionary and explorer of Africa.

This vapor creating machine was used for medicinal purposes.

Vapor Machine

This vapor creating machine was used for medicinal purposes.

"A Compound Microscope. The appearance of the various structures and tissues of the human body as revealed by the microscope possesses a curious fascination for every observer, especially for young students. No one ever forgets the first look at a drop of blood, or the circulation of blood in the web of a frog's foot as revealed by the microscope." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Compound microscope

"A Compound Microscope. The appearance of the various structures and tissues of the human body as revealed…

"A Nurse for the Sick Room." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Nurse

"A Nurse for the Sick Room." — Blaisedell, 1904

A nurse giving a sick boy medicine.

Nurse

A nurse giving a sick boy medicine.

A pink flower that typically blooms in the Spring. The plant has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb, and the leaves are commonly eaten by caterpillars. They reach up to 1 foot in height.

Pulmonaris Officinalis

A pink flower that typically blooms in the Spring. The plant has been used for centuries as a medicinal…

Scene from "Pinocchio."

Pinocchio and Medicine

Scene from "Pinocchio."

A Red Cross tent during the Spanish War.

Red Cross

A Red Cross tent during the Spanish War.

"Improvised Hand Seats: the Three-Handed Seat. THe usefull three-handed seat is made by one bearer grasping the free wrist of the other bearer and placing his free hand on his partner's shoulder, in order to support the patient's back." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Hand seat

"Improvised Hand Seats: the Three-Handed Seat. THe usefull three-handed seat is made by one bearer grasping…

"Serapis or Hermes is sometimes represented as identical with Osiris, and sometimes as a distinct divinity, the ruler of Tartarus, and god of Medicine." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Serapis

"Serapis or Hermes is sometimes represented as identical with Osiris, and sometimes as a distinct divinity,…

"A sling for the arm made from a triangular bandage." &mdash;Davison, 1910

Boy with sling

"A sling for the arm made from a triangular bandage." —Davison, 1910

"Showing how a pillow, an inside coat, a "sweater", or a blanket may be used as a temporary splint on a broken leg." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Temporary splint

"Showing how a pillow, an inside coat, a "sweater", or a blanket may be used as a temporary splint on…

"Fracture of the leg: Apply two splints, one on the outside, the other on the inside of the limb. When nothing better can be had, support may be given by a roll of clothing and two sticks." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Leg splints

"Fracture of the leg: Apply two splints, one on the outside, the other on the inside of the limb. When…

The hospital was described as ancient in 1215 and was named after Thomas Becket &mdash; which suggests it may have been founded after 1173 when Becket was canonized. However, it is possible it was only renamed in 1173 and that it was founded when St. Mary Overie Priory founded in 1106 in Southwark. At the end of the 17th century, the hospital and church were largely rebuilt by Sir Robert Clayton, president of the hospital and a former Lord Mayor of the City of London. He employed Thomas Cartwright as architect.

St. Thomas's Hospital

The hospital was described as ancient in 1215 and was named after Thomas Becket — which suggests…

"In bleeding from wounds of the shoulder or armpit the subclavian artery may be reached by pressing the thumb deeply into the hollow behind the collar bone." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Subclavian compression

"In bleeding from wounds of the shoulder or armpit the subclavian artery may be reached by pressing…

A South American tree whose dried leaves produce a tea when boiled.

Paraguay Tea

A South American tree whose dried leaves produce a tea when boiled.

This medical topical applicator is a tool used to apply cold or hot fluid throughout the patients body. The materials used were rubber, gutta percha, and other similarly thick materials.

Medical Topical Applicator

This medical topical applicator is a tool used to apply cold or hot fluid throughout the patients body.…

"Showing how an improvised apparatus, or temporary tourniquet, may be adapted to arrest bleeding from an artery in the arm. This apparatus consists of a potato held in place over the partery by a pocket handkerchief used as a band. A stick, picked up on the ground, is inserted benearth the band on the opposite side of the limb and used as a lever to press the potato firmly against the artery." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Tourniquet

"Showing how an improvised apparatus, or temporary tourniquet, may be adapted to arrest bleeding from…

"The principal of a tourniquet is easily understood, a pad or compass placed on the line of the artery and a strap or band to go over the pad and around the limb so that, when tightened, it will press the pad down upon the artery and interrupt the flow of the blood." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Tourniquet

"The principal of a tourniquet is easily understood, a pad or compass placed on the line of the artery…

Also known as Myrica cerifera. A small tree native to North America. It is commonly used for candle-making, as well as a medicinal plant.

Branch of Wax Myrtle

Also known as Myrica cerifera. A small tree native to North America. It is commonly used for candle-making,…