Dudgeon’s Sphygmograph, in black case
Inside lid of case: DUDGEON’S / SPHYGMOGRAPH / PRESENTED TO / THE HUNTERIAN ORATOR / DR. B. T. PARSONS-SMITH / BY / IRWIN MOORE / (HON. TREASURER) / APRIL 9TH 1934
Dr Robert Dudgeon (1820 – 1904) was a Scottish homeopathic doctor, editor of the British Journal of Homœopathy and both a translator of Hahnemann’s writings and his biographer. He also invented this instrument for measuring blood pressure, which is considerably more compact than the earlier version by Marey.
The Hunterian Society was founded in 1819 in honour of the Scottish surgeon, John Hunter; it is made up of physicians and dentists based in London.