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, Antiques & Collecting publications, and various TV programs

Mexican War era, c. 1846 Goulding Military Trepanning Set

U. S. Army Hospital Department

This extremely rare military trepanning set in a mahogany case, ( 9.5 x 4 x 2 ) inches,  was made by William R. Goulding, New York. 

William R. Goulding surgical instruments; surgical and dental instruments (1844)

1837-38: 166 Rivington

1839: 33 1/2 Chatham, h. 166 Rivington

1840-41: 35 1/2 Chatham, h 166 Rivington

 [also listed as Wm. R. Goulding & Co., 35 Ih Chatham, in 1841-42]

1842-43: 58 Gold, h. 66 Gold

1844: 35 1/2 Chatham and 29 Ann ("steam manufactory") 1845-49: 57 Chatham and 29 Ann

 

Reference Edmonson

The name 'Goulding, New York'  is imprinted on the bone rasp as seen in the photo.   The set, with military sliding latches was most likely supplied to the U. S. A. Medical Department at the time of the Mexican War during the late 1840's.  The cylindrical style crown of the trephine is typical of pre-1860.

The boar's hair brush and all instruments appear to have seen extensive use.  The condition is almost exactly like that seen in the surgical set noted below.  A serious piece of our military history prior to the Civil War.

 Compare this set to the other military Goulding surgical set used during the Mexican War.

William Goulding, click here for additional information

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