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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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Items on the 1865 inventory list of the Conesus, N.Y. Military Hospital

By Dr. Michael Echols

These are examples of the type of hospital supplies which were requested to be returned to the U. S. Army Medical Department and were sold at the end of the Civil War to raise money for the Department.  This is the first list of supplies this collector has seen other than the military supply lists published in the U. S. Army Regulations for the Medical Department.  The importance is that it proves certain items, such as scarificators, were still being used during the Civil War.

 

See the original list of the Conesus Hospital inventory 1865

 

See some unique items listed in Hamilton's Military Surgery book 1861:

 

See another Medical Department's  printed list of inventory, medical books, surgical instruments, and supplies at Alexandria, Virginia 1864

 

In the United States army each Regimental Surgeon is allowed for three months service:

1 Sponge holder for the throat Buck's 8 Cupping Glasses 8 Tin Cups for the same purpose 6 Thumb Lancets in cases 1 Spring Lancet 1 Set of Pocket Instruments 12 Whalebone Probangs 4 Scarificators 1 Set of Splints major Welch's 1 Stomach Pump and case 4 Enema Syringes of which 1 Davidson's 1 Hard Rubber 6 oz 8 Glass Penis Syringes 8 India rubber Penis Syringes 1 Set of Teeth Extracting 1 Tongue Depressor on a hinge 8 Field Tourniquets 2 Spiral Tourniquets Petit's 6 Hernia Trusses

 

AMPUTATING 1 Capital Saw 1 Metacarpal Saw 1 Capital Amputating Knife 1 Medium 1 Small 1 Large Catling 1 Small 1 Scalpel 1 Tenaculum 1 Artery Needle 1 Forceps 1 Bone 1 Spiral Tourniquet 12 Surgeon's Needles 1 Mahogany Case brass bound 1 Gutta Percha Pouch

 

TREPHINING: 2 Trephines 1 Scalpel with Raspitor I Hey Saw 1 Elevator 1 Brush 1 Mahogany Case brass bound

 

GENERAL OPERATING: 1 Metacarpal Saw 1 Trocar 1 Ball Forceps 1 Gullet 1 Artery 1 Dressing 2 Scissors straight and 1 Artery Needle with 4 12 Surgeon's Needles 1 Tourniquet 1 Small Amputating Knife 1 Catling 3 Bistouries 1 Hernia Knife 3 Scalpels 1 Cataract Knife 1 Needle 1 Tenaculum 1 Double Hook 6 Steel Bougies silvered double curve Nos 1 and 2 3 and 4 5 and 6 7 and 8 9 and 10 11 12 6 Wax Bougies Nos 2 4 6 8 10 3 Silver Catheters Nos 3 6 9 6 Gum elastic Catheters Nos 1 3 5 7 9 11 2 Mahogany Cases brass bound 1 Gutta Percha Pouch

 

EXSECTING: 1 Bone Forceps Liston's 2 Bone Forceps sharp assorted 1 Bone Forceps for sequestra 1 Chain Saw 1 Chisel 1 Gouge 1 Lenticular Knife 2 Spatulas protecting 1 Trephine small crown 1 Ecraseur 1 Mahogany Case brass bound 1 Gutta Percha Pouch

 

POCKET: 1 Large Scalpel 1 Small 1 Artery Forceps 1 Bull dog Forceps 1 Curved 1 Dressing 1 Needle 1 Sharp pointed Bistoury 1 Probe pointed 1 Long Probe pointed Bistoury 1 Straight Scissors 1 Knee 1 Flat curved Scissors 1 Gum lancet 1 Tenaculum 1 Tenotomy Knife 1 Abscess Lancet 1 Exploring Needle 1 Exploring Trocar 1 Seton Needle 1 Spatula 2 Probes 1 Director 1 Double Canula 1 Comp d Silver Catheter 6 Surgeon's Needles 1 Artery Needle 1 Morocco Case

 

U. S. A. Hospital Department Tongue Depressor by H. Hernstein

A rare marked military tongue depressor for the U. S. Army Hosp. Dept. by H. Hernstein.

 

 Spring lancet, Thumb lancet, American 16 blade scarificator by Geo. Tiemann

A Geo. Tiemann bloodletting and cupping scarificator as listed on the inventory of the hospital.

 

 

 

'Wade and Ford' bleeder ( fleam, spring lacet, scarificator)

 

Thumb blade bleeder lancet, set of two

 

Military issue Stomach/enema Pump by Brinkerhoff

 

A necessity for soldiers with dysentery and other intestinal disturbances.

 

 

U. S. Army Hosp. Dept. field tourniquet by Tiemann

Still in the original paper wrapper is a brass frame single strap tourniquet

 

Petit brass frame spiral tourniquet by Gemrig and Tiemann

 

 

Cammann stethoscope by William Ford with original elastic band

 

 

U. S. Army Hospital Department surgical set by Kolbe'

 

 

Ear speculum by H. Hernstein from a Civil War surgery set

 

 

Pocket roll-up surgical kit by Geo. Tiemann

 

  

 

Goodyear black hard-rubber syringe and a glass syringe for injection of chemicals, without a needle

 

 

Treatment of a venereal disease during the Civil War       Hard rubber syringe instruments

 

Davidson Syringe case

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