Mystery Object – Wakefield

 

courtesy of Wakefield Council

This object is in the collection of Wakefield museum.
What is it ?
How does it relate to the history of medicine?

submitted by Ann Ferguson and John Whitaker

Posted in medical history, Quiz.

5 Comments

  1. Yes Martyn, the black tips are curare. The next questions are;
    1 What was the function of the wheel on the right?
    2 How were they used?
    3 Who brought them back from Guiana?

  2. Was the wheel some way of administering the curare? Charles Waterton travelled to British Guiana and brought curare back from there.

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