An extremely rare Spermatorrhoea ring fastened with a screw. Spermatorrhoea means involuntary loss of semen, although the rings were also intended to prevent voluntary discharges from masturbation or Onanism (Originating from Onan who originally “spilt his seed on the ground” Genesis 38:7-9). The ring was placed at the base of the penis and fasted with a screw such that any engorgement of the organ would meet with the teeth of the ring and arrest the process.
The Phisick Medical Antiques Collection offers a cornucopia of beautifully photographed and cataloged antique surgical instruments.
Of particular interest to emergency nurses will be the Oxydonor Victory, a vital piece of equipment used:
“To cure all form of Disease quickly, intangibly, pleasantly, infallibly, during sleep or while awake; and to brace the human system in all conditions, with Animation never known and not otherwise attained, whether in Disease of Debility, or in Fatique, and in all Physical and Mental Ordeals”
We have just ordered ten.
[ Hat tip to Beajerry for the link. ]