In 1891 the German physician Heinrich Quincke introduced the lumbar puncture as a procedure for collecting cerebro-spinal fluid. In the years that followed this procedure was used to measure both the pressure and composition of cerebro-spinal fluid in order to diagnose a wide variety of pathologies.
Prof. Henri Claude(1869-1945) was a French neuro-psychiatrist who held a number of important position over the course of his distinguished career, including the chair in Mental Medicine at the University of Paris. Intra-cranial hypertension was one of his research interests and he developed this apparatus early in the last century.
The example we are offering was made by Boulitte and while the tubing is stiff it is otherwise in excellent condition, noting the absence of one of the set’s two needles. The descriptive pamphlet that was included with the apparatus is present.
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M and R Gordon
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 718-623-6777