Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Haemodynamometer, London, England, 1895-1905

  • Science Museum, London
  • Digital Images
  • Online

Available online

view Haemodynamometer, London, England, 1895-1905

Licence

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Credit: Haemodynamometer, London, England, 1895-1905. Science Museum, London. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Selected images from this work


About this work

Description

The degree of pressure of blood in an artery or vein can be measured using a haemodynamometer. It was invented by British physician George Oliver (1841-1915). It works by a thin rubber pad filled with glycerine and water compressing the pulse. Blood pressure was then indicated on the dial. This example was made in London by instrument maker Hawksley and Sons Limited. maker: Hawksley and Sons Limited Place made: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom


Permanent link