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

 Geo. Tiemann US Army Hospital Department Urological Set

Civil War Issue c. 1861

A United States Army Hospital Department set as made for the Union troops by George Tiemann Co., New York.  The set has military latches, and is correctly marked on the brass plaque as Civil War government issue.  The mahogany set with heavy brass corners and screws, measures 6 x 14 x 2.5 inches.  This set came with another U. S. Army Hospital Dept. Civil War surgical set.

George Tiemann cutler

1826-32: 35 Chatham Street

1833-55: 63 Chatham Street (manufacturer of scissors and surgical instruments beginning in 1841)

 George Tiemann & Co. (George Tiemann, Frederick A. Stohlmann, and Edward Pfarre) surgical instruments

1855-63/64: 63 Chatham and 44 Eldridge

1863/64-71: 67 Chatham and 44 Eldridge

(George Tiemann died 26 September 1868; succeeded by Stohlmann and pfarre; fac­tory built at 81 & 83 Boerum, Brooklyn in 1871-72)

1872-86: 67 Chatham and 107 E. 28th (the latter site bore the name Stohlmann, pfarre & Co.; in 1882 Stohlmann and Pfarre were joined in Tiemann & Co. by their sons, C. Frederick Stohlmann, Louis G. Pfarre, and Julius A. pfarre)

1886-1900: 107 Park Row

   Reference: Edmonson

There are several instruments in the lower part of the case which are not listed in the factory detail label, but they are consistent with the era, set, and use.  The detail label refers to this set as for 'Strictures'.  Strictures indicates use for enlargement of the male urinary tract. 

The brass tubes each have a rounded end wax 'bougie'.  The wax coated stick would have been used for insertion using progressively larger diameters for relief of 'stricture' in the canal.

This is the only set this collector has seen like this one.

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Note the screws in the top of the case and military sliding latches

List of instruments from the case partition, placed in the set by the maker: George Tiemann

   

 

Brass tubes with wax 'bougie' inserts

 

       

The staves and catheters are all silver plated, thus the dark patina

 

Tiemann, N.Y., sets are wanted for this collection... complete or partial sets and instruments

 

 

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