- Winston Churchill's false teeth, made from gold with platinum clips and mineral teeth. It was crafted in such a way that his lisp was not changed.
- A glass jar containing a chimp's head collected in 1792.
- The face of a child prepared by John Hunter to show a tumour in the nasal cavity.
- A shoe for correcting club foot made by Antonio Scarpa in 1849.
- A bronze sculpture of a monkey contemplating a human skull by Hugo Rheinhold c.1900. The creature is sitting on a book by Darwin and holds a pair of compasses in his right foot.
- A copy of the portrait of Daniel Lambert, the 52 stone man.
- A foetal porcupine in a jar (the item number 3476 is written in a beautiful hand, typical of the period around 1800).
- A long surgical tool from 1860 designed for recovering swallowed coins. The sponge at one end was soaked in anaesthetic and applied before using the other end.
- A life mask of John Hunter cast when he was aged 60.
- A pig foetus with a cleft palate.
- A brace buckle swallowed by a patient of Thomas Bond (known for his involvement in the Jack the Ripper case) in 1869.
12 February 2011
A Fun Day Out
Met up with the London Drawing Faction today for total immersion in the deep weirdness that is the Hunterian Museum. Starting at top left we have: