American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

Civil War:  Medicine, Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

 Dr. Michael Echols  &  Dr. Doug Arbittier

 

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American Civil War Surgical Antiques

Research and Identification

Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Images

Civil War Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols Collection

 

As seen in:  Warman's Civil War Collectibles, Antique Week, Northeast Antiques, and various TV programs, Antiques & Collecting publications

 1880's George Tiemann Catalogue

Scans from an original Tiemann's 1886 publication in this collection

Instruments found in Civil War surgical sets: Amputating and surgery knives;  capital amputation saws, trepanning saws, and drills; bleeders, scarificators, cupping glasses; bone drills; bone forceps; gullet or esophageal forceps; bladder stone, lithotomy instruments, stomach pump; penis syringe

Pre- & Post- Civil War surgical sets and instruments: Display 1  |  Display 2  |  Display 3

Civil War surgical sets and instruments:  Display 4  |  Display 5  |  Display 6  |  Display 7

Caution: The instruments shown in the 1870-80's catalogues are not only those from the Civil War.  Later versions and variations are obviously shown, so you have to be careful what you call 'Civil War' when using this catalogue.  I have posted selected pages which show names and drawings of instruments very similar to those found in Civil War surgery sets.  It also gives you the correct names for the instruments.

       

           Amputating & Surgical Knives   Bone Saws      Trepanning Instruments                

 

   

  Bleeders, Scarificator Cupping & Bone Drills    

 

   

      Bone Cutting Forceps    Esophageal Forceps      

 

   

Chisels and Mallot     Arterial  Forceps

 

     

Eye Surgery Instruments and Retractors

 

   

Lithotomy Bladder Instruments      Stomach pump            

 

Instruments used to treat male STD's

The 1870 Gemrig catalog on this site is much closer to the Civil War dates as it was printed at the end of the War and most of the instruments shown are truly from that period

Tiemann's Bullet Removal Instruments c.1867 Catalog

   

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American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques Index
 

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Civil War Medical Collections 

 

Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

American Surgical Sets:

Pre-Civil War:  1 | 2  -   Post-Civil War:  3  -  Civil War 1861-1865:  4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   INDEX

Medical Text-Books:

1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12    INDEX

Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
Medical Lecture Cards: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

Medical Faculty and Authors:

INDEX

Navy Surgeon Exams:

1863 Navy Surgeon Applicant Exams with Biographies   INDEX ONE | INDEX TWO

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

Army: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8    INDEX

Navy: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   

Hosp Dep't Bottles, Tins, 

U.S. Army Pannier:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

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Last update: Monday, December 12, 2016