Plesch Tonsillograph, 1931-1940.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Plesch Tonsillograph, 1931-1940.

Chaphekar, Robin

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Machines like this were used to measure blood presure at the Pioneer Health Centre, Peckham, south east London. Blood presure was not a routine diagnostic test in Britain until after the 1950s. The printout from the machine was kept with the printouts from other members of the same family.



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