American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

Civil War:  Medicine, Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

 Dr. Michael Echols  &  Dr. Doug Arbittier

 

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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, and various TV programs, Antiques & Collecting publications

J. H. Gemrig c.1866 Instrument Catalog

Early surgical instrument identification

"The Second Edition of our Illustrated Catalogue and Price List...."  "Notice:  Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, Apparatus for Deformities, Dislocations and Fractures, Trusses, &... By Pa., J. H. Gemrig (Philadelphia), Published by The Company, 1865"

Jacob H. Gemrig surgical instrument maker

1841-44: 48 N. 6th

1845: 49 S. 8th

1846-65: 43 S. 8th

1866-80: 109 S. 8th

From the collection of Dr. Michael Echols

These scans are from a c. 1866 Gemrig Instrument Catalog.  I've selected those which pertain to topics covered on this site, but other areas are covered in the catalog. 

This catalog is the second published by Gemrig and Sons in 1866.  It contains the instruments sold from the 1860's until the time of publication.

The address given for J. H. Gemrig, is 109 S. 8th Street,  Philadelphia, which is the business address from 1866 to 1880 according the Edmonson, but the catalog's second edition was published in 1865.  The details are included for each page.  

Of particular interest to a collector is the various descriptions of the instrument cases, what they contained, the kind of box wood used, and the type of lining.

Many of these instruments would have been found in Civil War era surgical sets.  Not all pages are shown, only those of interest for surgical sets:

Click on page number for Gemrig Catalog Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

1866 catalog by Gemrig

 

Minor surgery Forceps Throat instruments

   

Lithotomy

Bone saws

Bone ronguers, chisels

    

Amputation knives

Trepanning and bone

   

List of instruments found in various cased sets, note that the type of case wood and lining is described

 

Click on page number for Gemrig Catalog Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

  1. Dissecting and Post-Mortem instruments

  2. Pocket Instruments and Various Pocket Kit contents

  3. Minor Operating Instruments

  4. Eye Instruments

  5. Ear Instruments

  6. Instruments for Operating Upon the Throat

  7. Uterine Surgery Instruments

  8. Instruments for the Urethra and Bladder

  9. Lithotomy Instruments

  10. Instruments for Operations on Bones & Instruments for Aneurism

  11. Instruments for Amputation

  12. Miscellaneous Instruments

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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:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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Last update: Monday, December 12, 2016