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


Warman's Civil War Collectibles Book

Civil War Medical Collectibles


Featuring the Medical Collections of Dr. Michael Echols



Civil War artifacts are some of the hottest collectibles on the market.  Whether they were preserved by their original owners and passed down though their descendants, or were recovered much later from the battlefield, interest in their historical importance has driven prices to new heights.  'Warman's Civil War Collectibles' brings collectors a broader array of these items than any other book on the market. Inside, you'll find 1,500 stunning color photo, with descriptions and prices to help you accurately identify and value your Civil War collectibles.  Copies are available on Amazon.  The following pages are from the medical section of the book and most items are displayed on this website:


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Civil War Medical Books US Army Medical and Hosp. Dept. Civil War Surgery textbook by Stephen Smith, M.D. Civil War U.S. Army Hosp. Dept. medicine bottles and jars

Civil War instruments, amputation saws, forceps, retractors Civil War surgical instruments Civil War medicine instruments, stethoscope, tourniquet, bistoury Civil War surgical instruments, chain saw, bullet forceps

Civil War medicine, instruments Medical college lecture tickets for Mott, surgical anatomy Lecture card, H. H. Smith, Jefferson Medical College CDV, Civil War Medical College lecture tickets, Civil War, anatomy, surgery

Civil War surgery sets, military and civilian for amputation Tiemann surgical set, military cases Civil War embalming pump, stomach pump, Tiemann, Brinkerhoff US Army Hosp. Dept. Civil War four tier military surgical set by Kolbe

Hernstein, Civil War US Army Hosp. Dept. capital operating set George Tiemann, Civil War U.S. Army Hosp. Dept. surgical set Wade and Ford, U. S. Navy cased surgical set, with dental and surgical instruments

Wade and Ford amputation set owned by Navy Surgeon, 1863 Hernstein trepanning set, marked for U. S. A. Hosp. Dept. Civil War, Hernstein capital surgery set.  Tiemann urinary sound set. Hernstein Civil War military amputation set

Civil War post-mortem dissection sets by Tiemman, Snowden


Medical Antiques Index

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:


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