Two Gibson spoons, 19th century.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Two Gibson spoons, 19th century.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Charles Gibson designed spoons with lids in 1827 to prevent spillage when giving medicine to children and the mentally ill who may refuse to swallow, so as to ensure the contents went down the patient's throat. The narrow tip was placed between the patient's lips whilst the medicine was poured down the hollow handle.
 

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10289229
 

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