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Anodyne Balsam (Balsam Anodyn, balsamum anodynum), labelled by Sir Stuart Threipland in his medicine chest as ‘Bal Anodyn’. A preparation of soft soap, opium powder, camphor, oil of rosemary and rectified spirits. Anodyne Balsam was applied…

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Possibly homemade bludgeon. Unidentified material, appears to be resin with string and fabric tied around two central sections. Has attached piece of cord.

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Metal blade with carved wooden handle. Label identifies the item as a table knife found in the possession of Elizabeth Gibb at 11 Balmoral Place. Suicide case.

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10 small brushes with wooden handles. Possibly for dusting for fingerprints.

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This case contains:
Hypothermic and ophthalmic case
Disposable syringe
Set of cannula needles
Glass medicine bottle
Camman stethoscope
Bowles stethoscope
Surgical head mirror
Ear syringe
Pouch for storing syringes
Boots 'Rustless'…

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Illustration from the collection of Alexander Morison. Signed C Gow.

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Illustration from the collection of Alexander Morison. Signed By A J [Alexander Johnston].

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Illustration from the collection of Alexander Morison. Signed by A J [Alexander Johnston].

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Illustration from the collection of Alexander Morison. Signed By A J [Alexander Johnston].

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Illustration from the collection of Alexander Morison. Plate 10 of Morison’s 'The Physiognomy of Mental Diseases' (1840). Initialled A J [Alexander Johnston].

'E. I. plate 8, restored to reason. In this case a blister applied to the nape of the…
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