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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Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Images

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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

1863-65,  U. S. A. Hosp. Dept. Field Surgical Set by J. Tiencken, N. Y.

Tags: USA Hospital Department, Julius Tiencken, Surgical Set, Civil War Medicine

 

A Civil War military issued surgical set marked for the U. S. Army Hospital Department, by Julius Tiencken of New York are not common as he was a small producer for the Union Army.  

 

Julius Tiencken, 1863-1872

1863: 4 Astor place

1865: 142 Attorney

1871-72: 110 W. 29th surgical instruments

This field size surgical set, was purchased from the family of a doctor John J. Ensor, M.D.  Dr. Ensor had an interesting history as he served for a short time with the Confederates in Tenn.   He is documented as having treated soldiers at a skirmish in Blountsville, Tenn.  It is most likely he acquired this set after the War and it has  remained in the Ensor family.  More information on Dr.  Ensor.

 

The three tier set is missing the following instruments: a couple of urethral sounds, bone forcep,  bullet forcep, and a couple of smaller scalpels.  All instruments are marked 'Tiencken' or are unmarked.  It is a fairly complete field type set provided to the regular Union Army surgeons by the Medical and Hospital Departments during the War years.  At the end of the war, this type of set was most likely turned in by the army and sold at auction to raise fund for the Medical Department of the Federal Army.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thumb rest on the saw is unusual and rarely seen on capital saws

 

 

Large tourniquet is unmarked.  Small tourniquet is marked 'Tiencken'

 

The ivory handled instruments are all marked 'Tiencken'

 

The 'gullet' forceps disarticulate and are stored on either side of the base of the case

 

The large heavy 'needle' is used to thread the 'chain' of the chainsaw around the bone

 

Two probangs used to dislodge foreign bodies from the esophagus.  The handles are made of whale baleen.

 

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