Pre-Civil War surgical sets ( 1820 to 1848 )

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The pre-1840 sets are among the earliest medical and surgical sets made in America.  Prior to 1830, many sets were imported from England and France.  These surgical sets in this collection are presented to help differentiate pre- & post- Civil War sets from those produced during the Civil War.   All the surgical sets on this page are pre-Civil War.  In some cases, it is 'possible' these sets 'could' have been used during the Civil War, but in a practical sense, it is highly unlikely any of these early amputation sets would have seen used during the Civil War.  Amputations, after the first year, were mainly performed by surgeons in the Army of the North and South by Military Doctors and they used more sophisticated instrument sets than were available in the 1830-50's.  Dr. Michael Echols

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(All sets on this site are original, contain the correct instruments, and all instruments in a given set are by the same maker.  These are not 'put-together' sets and the sets do not contain substitution instruments.  If incorrect instruments were included in the set when purchased for this collection, then the incorrect instruments were removed or replaced when possible.)

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c. 1829  amputation set. by Peter Rose, New York.

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Peter Rose amputation set c. 1829
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c. 1830's lithotomy surgical set by Henry Schively II, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

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Henry Schively lithothomy surgical set c. 1830's

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c. 1830 amputation set by Geo. Tiemann, New York, NY, one of his earliest and very rare

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Rare early George Tiemann amputation set c. 1830's
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c. 1830's trepanning set by Wiegand and Snowden of Philadelphia, Pa.

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Wiegand and Snowden trepanning set c. 1830's
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c. 1840's amputation set by J. H. Gemrig of Philadelphia.  Note the shape of the blades, which are turned down.  This is not a delicate set of instruments.  The knives are much larger than some of the later sets. 

 

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c.1850's amputation set by Max Wocher, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Note the slotted blade of this saw.

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Max Wocher amputation set c. 1850's

 

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Civil War Medical Collections 

 

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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

Medical Faculty and Authors:

INDEX

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:

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