Heurteloup’s artificial leech

Heurteloup’s artificial leech

Stock Number: 00 411119 C S



box 14 x 8 x 4 cm.


C 1850

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments, Therapeutic & Functional Aids


Heurteloup’s Leech consists of a glass cylinder open at the distal end and the proximalend surmounted by a metal cap. The instrument is of great service in the abstraction of bloodin deep-seated intra ocular diseases. A splendid and complete example in a fitted and tooled leather case, lined with red velvet and silk. Measurements box 14 x 8 x 4 cm.

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Van Leest Antiques

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.