John Mudge Type Inhaler for the Inhalation of Opium Vapour

John Mudge Type Inhaler for the Inhalation of Opium Vapour

£190

Circa

1800

Maker

Unsigned

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Pharmacy & Chemists, Therapeutic & Functional Aids

Description

A pewter inhaler of beer mug form, attributed to John Mudge. In good condition c1800 invented 1778. first described in his book A Radical and Expeditious Cure for a Recent Catarrhous Cough. 

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Fletcher Wallis

Fletcher Wallis sells objects and books relating to the history of science, medicine and technology from his unit at Admiral Vernon Arcade Portobello Road. He publishes books through Vernier Press, including Antique Medicine Chests, and Corkscrew Patents from 1795. He has been dealing for thirty five years.

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