Historic medical instruments (NIH History Office)
Historic medical instruments (NIH History Office) – http://history.nih.gov/museum/virtual_instruments.html
Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:
- What would you use a micrometric gasometer for?
- What does a refractometer look like?
- What could a planimeter be used for in medicine?
From the website, “The following exhibit features a cross section of precision instruments from the Intramural (in-house) Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, used between 1945 and 1965.”
If you have a medical story set in the mid 20th century and can’t tell a tensiometer from a colorimeter, this site could be for you.