Medical Student Kit

1886 Columbia Medical Student Kit

The items below were the instruments and tools used by a student doctor at Columbia University Medical School in 1886.  All items were obtained together along with a hand written note about the doctor while he was in medical school in 1886.   All these items are simple and illustrate the limited diagnostic tools available at the time.

Lab alcohol lamp for sterilization with ground glass cap.  c. 1886, Columbia Medical School glamp.jpg (19778 bytes)
Student urine analysis specific gravity kit, c.1886, Columbia Medical School

 

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Student dissection kit, mahogany tube with tenaculae (picks), c. 1886, Columbia Medical School disect.jpg (59110 bytes)
Ivory vaccination needle, c. 1886, one of several items from a Colombia Medical School student kit

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Reflex or percussion hammer, c. 1886.  The head of the hammer is a hardened rubber and the handle is carved ebonized wood from student kit reflex.jpg (14100 bytes)
Ford stethoscope in student kit m2bistet.jpg (26007 bytes)

 

 

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