Surgical, Amputation, and Neurosurgical Cased Sets

Sets from the 1700's to early 1900's

As surgical procedures became more technically feasible due to anesthesia in the 1840's,  surgical sets become more complex.  Many of the sets featured on this page are European in origin and reflect the high degree of craftsmanship and the technically advanced state of the surgical arts.  As horrifying as it may seem to most lay people, opening the skull is a skill which has been practiced for centuries.  The high degree of technical sophistication developed in the 1700's can be seen in the neurosurgical sets shown on this page.

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c.1870, Exhibition set by Aubry, Paris, Fr.

Click here to see extensive photos of this ivory and gold set.

 

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This set is by Hernstein of New York ca 1863. Marked USA Hosp Dept. A capital amputation set used during the Civil War. cwhern3.jpg (84950 bytes)

c. 1840 English set by Weiss.  Owned by John Bostock of the Scots Fuselier Guards deputy Surgeon General of Britain in the 1870's.

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c. 1730 Neuro set in fishskin case by Stanton, English.  dastanton1.jpg (47818 bytes) dastanton2.jpg (53801 bytes)
c. 1870   Large set by Mathieu, Paris. Includes instruments of many specialties including
dentistry.

 

 

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c. 1750, urology set with gorgets and stone extractors daurol1.jpg (46672 bytes) daurol3.jpg (69124 bytes)
c. 1770, neurology set  Beautiful case with gilding.
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 c. 1870's ivory set is by Mathieu, Paris

 

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Medical Antiques Index

American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques Index
 

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Civil War Medical Collections 

 

Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

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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