M0005034: Four charms against rheumatism

November 1936
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Previous title, replaced November 2021: 4 charms against Rheumatism.


Photograph of four charmes against rheumatism: an inscribed wooden peg from India;an Indian eye stone;a copper ring made from of an English penny;a Richardson magneto-galvanic pendant from England. The peg was purchased at auction by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in 1933 and accessioned in 1936 (accession number R12260/1936). The magneto-galvanic pendant was acquired by the Museum at an unknown point and accessioned first in 1916 and then in 1936 (accession numbers R2106 and R11233/1936). The other items were acquired by the Museum at an unknown point. None of the items are held by Wellcome Collection.


November 1936

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm

Related material

Wellcome Collection holds the accession register which provides entries for two of the items: acc. number R11233/1936 and acc. number R12260/1936


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

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