Medical Hydrometer

Medical Hydrometer

Medical Hydrometer Ullapool Museum This small device is actually a urinometer. It was used for many years to measure the specific gravity of human urine. This tells us urine density which is affected by what is dissolved in urine, including the salts or protein. There...
Civilian Gas Mask

Civilian Gas Mask

Civilian Gas MaskCromarty Courthouse Museum This was one of the most iconic pieces of equipment of the Home Front during the Second World War. They were issued to every civilian by the government, designed to protect the population in the event of gas attacks.   ...
Anaesthetic Mask

Anaesthetic Mask

Anaesthetic MaskUllapool Museum Before anaesthetics were routinely used to sedate patients for operations, surgery was an even more traumatic affair than it can be today. Historically, patients may have been given alcohol to soothe them or may even have attempted...
Kielland Obstetric Forceps

Kielland Obstetric Forceps

Kielland Obstetric ForcepsUllapool Museum Forceps have been used during childbirth for centuries in order to aid the mother in the safe delivery of a baby. Though imperfect, they have saved countless lives, particularly when there are complications in a birth.   This...
Bottle of Chloroform

Bottle of Chloroform

Bottle of ChloroformGlencoe Folk Museum This brown glass bottle would have once contained chloroform, a substance which was used as an anaesthetic. In the nineteenth century, lots of different substances were being trialled as potential drugs to keep people asleep...
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