Dr. Leon Vannier ‘s C1930 Iriscope

Dr. Leon Vannier ‘s C1930 Iriscope



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Category: Quack Medicine


An ophthalmic curiosity: Dr. Leon Vannier’s “Iriscope” . Vannier (1880-1963), was a major figure, if not the major figure, in French homeopathy during the last century, e.g., he founded the journal “L’Homoeopathie Francaise” in 1912 ,the “Society of Homoeopathy” in 1927 and in 1931, he opened the Homeopathic Dispensary on Boulevard Auguste Blanqui in Paris, which still exists today. In the 1920s he published “Le diagnostic des maladies par les yeux: Iriscopie et Irigraphie “(Paris: Maloine & Fils, éditeurs, 1923) in which he argued that a variety of pathologies (ophthalmic and non-ophthalmic) could be diagnosed by scanning the iris with his Iriscope. The example on offer is cased and unused with two extra bulbs. I’ve not previously owned an example of this instrument or even seen another for sale. An image of Dr. Vannier using his iriscope follows those of the instrument. Une curiosité ophtalmique: Dr Vannier de “Iriscope”. Vannier (1880-1963), était une figure majeure, sinon la figure majeure, en homéopathie français au cours du siècle dernier, par exemple, il fonde la revue “L’Homoeopathie Française” en 1912, la «Société de l’homéopathie” en 1927 et en 1931, il a ouvert le Dispensaire homéopathique sur le boulevard Auguste Blanqui à Paris, qui existe encore aujourd’hui. Dans les années 1920, il a publié «Le diagnostic des maladies par Les Yeux: Iriscopie et Irigraphie” (Paris: Maloine & Fils, Éditeurs, 1923) dans lequel il affirmait que une variété de pathologies ophtalmiques (et non ophtalmiques) pourrait être diagnostiquée par balayage l’iris avec son Iriscope. L’exemple proposé est tubé et utilisé avec deux ampoules de rechange. Je n’ai pas possédé auparavant un exemple de cet instrument ou même vu un autre à vendre. Une image du Dr Vannier en utilisant son Iriscope suite à ceux de l’instrument.

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Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974