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American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Civil War Surgical Set collections from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

 Michael Echols, DDS  &  Douglas Arbittier, MD



2011 - "The sesqui-centennial of the Civil War" -  2015

The 150th Year Celebration

Hernstein & Son, Civil War military U.S.A. Hosp. Dept. three tier surgical set

Hernstein, U.S. Army Hosp. Dept. Surgical Set

Original U.S. Army Hosp. Dept. issue

This website contains 970 pages covering Civil War: surgical instruments, medicine, surgeon images, Hospital Department bottles, medical lecture cards, medical textbooks, education, and...medical antiques.

Civil War medicine topics are explained using 10,088 photos to help identify and differentiate 'real' Civil War era surgical and medical instruments from earlier and later examples.

Both pre- and post-Civil War civilian and military surgery sets are on display for comparison to those actually produced during the Civil War for the Union Army Medical and Hospital Dept.

Pre-1865 Medical textbooks and pre-1870 medical college lecture card collections are part of a research project on the education and educators of Civil War surgeons as well as the medical and surgical textbooks they wrote and used.  Research is being done on areas of Civil War medicine, medical equipment, and various topics related to the Union Army medical and hospital departments as well as the recruitment of surgeons during the War.

Current information and research...knowledge you can use to make safe and valuable ownership decisions.



A Private Civil War Medical Collection and Research Project

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  Hundreds of Articles and Topical links via the various 'Indexes' below

Authentic Civil War Surgery Set Collection of

U.S. Army & Navy Surgeons

1860 - 1865


 Photos and Discussion of American-Maker Civilian and Military Medical Surgery Sets



Index for All Surgical Sets

1820 to 1880



Photos and Identification Information

Civil War Military Surgical Sets

Civilian Surgical Sets

Post-mortem Sets

Urological and Trepanning Sets

Mexican War Military Surgery Sets

U. S. Army Hospital Dept. Sets

U. S. Army Medical Dept. Sets

Kolbe, U.S.A. Hospital Department, bone surgery, four tier surgery set used during the Civil War

George Tiemann, N.Y., Civil War field surgery set, marked for U.S.Army Hosp. Dept.

Pre-1865 Medical Text-books used by Civil War Surgeons

Civil War Medical Book Index

Civil War Surgery and Medicine Manuals

U. S. Army Hosp. Dep't

U. S. Army Med. Dep't


Civil War Era

Medical College Lecture Card Collection

Signed by Surgeons and Faculty


Medical Lecture Card Index

Pre-Civil War Medical Education

Medical Colleges and Professors

Catalogues of Medical Colleges

Surgeon signatures

Civil War Surgeons & Physicians

Harvard Univ. Medical Dept., chemistry lecture card, c. 1867University of Pennsylvania, practical surgery, lecture ticket, c. 1863

Surgical Instrument Identification

 1820 to 1880


Civil War Surgical Instruments Index


Early Instrument Catalogs

Articles on instrument identification

Military surgical instruments

Civilian surgical instruments

Collector Advise

" Is it Civil War era or not? "

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Civil War Army and Navy Surgeon Images

Civil War Image Index

Army and Navy Surgeon Images

93 Navy Assistant Surgeon Exams & Biographies: Index one | Index two


Civil War U. S. Army

Medicine Bottles, Jars, & Tins

Hospital Dept. Bottle Collection

U. S. Army Pannier


Collection of Civil War Medicine Containers

Drugs listed by Army Supply Table 1861

Drugs listed by the Army 1862-65

Bottles and Medical Tins

Color variations of Hosp. Dept. bottles

Bottle collection: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

  U.S.A. Hospital Department

U.S. Army Medical Department

U. S. Med. Dept. Civil War jappaned black medicine tins with cork stopper  Civil War U.S.A Hosp. Dept. cobalt blue medicine bottle 

U. S. Army Medical Department medicine containers from the Civil War era



Extensive list of Civil War medical and surgical articles

Alphabetical index of all research and study pages:

Index Page One  |  Index Page Two



Article Indexes for all topics on the site




The content of this Civil War medicine and surgery site is an on-going educational project for those interested in collecting and learning more about these fascinating medical artifacts. If you are seeking research, photos, information, pricing, and people who are passionate about medical and surgical history... this is the place to visit.

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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: 1a | 1b 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

Medical Faculty and Authors:


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:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

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Students doing reports or projects are welcome to use the content of this site without permission, but credits would be appreciated.


Please note: information on this site may not be normally referenced as this is an active and long-term educational research project.  Personal notes may not be properly cited for publication.  Various articles are digitally reproduced under the 'fair-use act' of the copyright laws and are intended for educational purposes only.  Many citations are from Google digital 'books' and can be traced backwards via a search of a unique string in the citation.


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Last update: Wednesday, October 18, 2017