American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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 Dr. Michael Echols  &  Dr. Doug Arbittier

 

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Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols Collection

 

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

Hamilton's Regimental Surgeon Instrument List 1861

From: Frank Hamilton, M.D: A Treatise on Civil War Military Surgery, 1861

 By Dr. Michael Echols

In the United States army each Regimental Surgeon is allowed for three months service:

ODDS AND ENDS: 1 Sponge holder for the throat Buck's 8 Cupping Glasses 8 Tin Cups for the same purpose; 6 Thumb Lancets in cases; 1 Spring Lancet; 1 Set of Pocket Instruments; 12 Whalebone Probangs; 4 Scarificators; 1 Set of Splints major Welch's; 1 Stomach Pump and case; 4 Enema Syringes of which 1 Davidson's; 1 Hard Rubber 6 oz; 8 Glass Penis Syringes; 8 India rubber Penis Syringes; 1 Set of Teeth Extracting instruments; 1 Tongue Depressor on a hinge; 8 Field Tourniquets; 2 Spiral Tourniquets Petit's; 6 Hernia Trusses

 

AMPUTATING SET: 1 Capital Saw;1 Metacarpal Saw; 1 Capital Amputating Knife; 1 Medium; 1 Small; 1 Large Catling knive; 1 Small 1 Scalpel; 1 Tenaculum; 1 Artery Needle; 1 Forceps 1 Bone; 1 Spiral Tourniquet; 12 Surgeon's Needles; 1 Mahogany Case brass bound; 1 Gutta Percha Pouch

 

TREPHINING SET: 2 Trephines; 1 Scalpel with Raspitor; I Hey Saw; 1 Elevator; 1 Brush; 1 Mahogany Case brass bound

 

GENERAL OPERATING SET: 1 Metacarpal Saw; 1 Trocar; 1 Ball Forceps; 1 Gullet; 1 Artery; 1 Dressing; 2 Scissors straight and; 1 Artery Needle with 4 sets 12 Surgeon's Needles; 1 Tourniquet; 1 Small Amputating Knife; 1 Catling; 3 Bistouries; 1 Hernia Knife; 3 Scalpels; 1 Cataract Knife; 1 Needle; 1 Tenaculum; 1 Double Hook' 6 Steel Bougies; silvered double curve Nos 1 and 2 3 and 4 5 and 6 7 and 8 9 and 10 11 12' 6 Wax Bougies Nos 2 4 6 8 10; 3 Silver Catheters Nos 3 6 9; 6 Gum elastic Catheters Nos 1 3 5 7 9 11; 2 Mahogany Cases brass bound; 1 Gutta Percha Pouch

 

EXSECTING SET: 1 Bone Forceps Liston's; 2 Bone Forceps sharp assorted; 1 Bone Forceps for sequestra; 1 Chain Saw; 1 Chisel; 1 Gouge; 1 Lenticular Knife; 2 Spatulas protecting; 1 Trephine small crown; 1 Ecraseur; 1 Mahogany Case brass bound ;1 Gutta Percha Pouch

 

POCKET  KIT: 1 Large Scalpel; 1 Small; 1 Artery Forceps; 1 Bull dog Forceps; 1 Curved; 1 Dressing; 1 Needle; 1 Sharp pointed Bistoury; 1 Probe pointed; 1 Long Probe pointed Bistoury; 1 Straight Scissors; 1 Knee; 1 Flat curved Scissors; 1 Gum lancet; 1 Tenaculum' 1 Tenotomy Knife; 1 Abscess Lancet; 1 Exploring Needle; 1 Exploring Trocar; 1 Seton Needle; 1 Spatula; 2 Probes; 1 Director; 1 Double Canula; 1 Comp d Silver Catheter; 6 Surgeon's Needles; 1 Artery Needle; 1 Morocco Case

 

CONTENTS OF HOSPITAL KNAPSACK: 1 quart Castor Oil; 1 Ib Cerati Simplicis;  4 oz Chloroform Squibb's;  4 oz Ext Ipecac FId;  4 doz Pills Cathartic Co;  2 Mass Hydr 5 gr;  2 Opii 4 gr i; and Camphor gr ii; 4 Quinise Sul gr iij;  1 oz Potass;  I ml ii ii oz Quinise Sulph;  4 oz Spirts Ether Comp Squibb's;  4 oz Terebinth;  4 oz Tinct Opii;  4oz Camph;  1 oz Zinci Sulph Squibb's;  J oz Argenti Nitr fused;  2 oz Alum Squibb's;  2 yds Emp Ichthyocollw with Meds;  17 Ib 2 yds Emp Adhesivi;  1 Ib Lint 2 pieces Sponge;  4 doz Bandages assd;  2 yds Flannel;  4 Binder's Boards 4 X 18 inches doubled; 1 Field Tourniquet 2 Lead Pencils; 1 qr Note Paper; 1 paper Pins and; 1 ps Tape

 

The following is a schedule of the instruments furnished to the medical officers of the United States Navy, c. 1861

 

AMPUTATING SET 1 Long Knife 1 Short 1 Catling 1 Metacarpal Saw 1 Scalpel 1 Tenaculum 1 Saw 1 Bone Forceps 1 Artery 6 Needles 1 Tourniquet

 

TREPHINING CASE 2 Trephines 1 Brush 1 Hey's Saw 1 Elevator

 

1 Set Urethral Dilators plated instruments graduated both ends 2 Silver Catheters

 

MINOR OPERATING CASE 4 Scalpels 1 Sharp Bistoury 1 Blunt pointed 1 Hernia 1 Aneurism Needle 1 Tenaculum 1 Artery Forceps 1 Pair Scissors 6 Small Needles 1 Bullet Forceps 1 Curved Trocar t 1 Straight 1 Plated Syringe with fittings for Hydrocele and the Ear 1 Hone 1 Probe 1 Instrument Case 1 Gutta Percha Cover

 

1 Stomach Pump and Self injecting Apparatus

 

 

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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

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Navy Surgeon Exams:

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

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

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

Hosp Dep't Bottles, Tins, 

U.S. Army Pannier:

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