A metal case with a domed lid containing a hypodermic syringe and vial. The outside of the case is ornately engraved with flower design. The glass vial has a composite top and is stained with the residue of the opiate solution for injection. The glass of the Pravaz style syringe is in good condition and the amount injected could also be limited by an adjustable screw in the plunger. Measurements 8,5 x 3,5 x 2 cm.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.