American Civil War Surgical Antiques

Research and Identification

Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Swords & Images

Civil War Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols

As seen in: Military Images Magazine, American's Civil War Magazine, Warman's Civil War Collectibles, Antique Week, Northeast Antiques, Civil War Army Swords, Civil War Times Illustrated,  and various TV programs, Antiques & Collecting publications


A Resource for: Civil War Medicine Textbooks & Surgery Manuals


Civil War Surgeons, Medical Colleges, Medical Authors, Military Medical Publications, Medical Textbooks, Books

U. S. Army Medical and Hospital Department, Civil War Medicine text-books as specified by the U. S. Army Medical Department and as listed in the Surgeon General's Office library catalogues of 1864-65/

U.S. Army Medical Department


U.S. Army Hospital Department

U.S. Army Medical Department

U.S. Army Hospital Department

 Medical Book Collection Indexes:

Index sorted by page or Index sorted by author or Index sorted by title

List of Civil War medical authors and faculty in this collection with their biographies and lecture card examples

Collection Pages: 1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12




Civil War medical books, surgical manuals, and medical education:

Civil War era medical education and knowledge is explored through a collection of surgical manuals and medical textbooks which were in the Surgeon General's Office Library during the Civil War

Civil War SGO's Library catalogue 1840-64-65

Surgery manuals & medical book collection displays

Medical education during and before the Civil War

Medical colleges in existence 1800-1865

Early American medical libraries

Medical books purchased by US Army Medical Dept.

Ciba article on Civil War medicine during the Civil War

Ciba article on Civil War medical education


How much did the Civil War surgeons know?

And when did they know it?


Pre-1865 Medical Textbooks Collection

Medical textbooks about Civil War surgery and medicine

American medical libraries in the 1800's

Collecting Civil War medical and surgical text books

Civil War era medical books purchased by the U. S. Army Medical Department 1840 - 1861

Civil War related medical books currently in this collection

Medical Book Collection Index showing author and textbook names

Inventory of medical books from Ward "H" at N.Y. Conesus Centre Army Hospital 1865

Antique surgical instrument books and where to find them

A collection of CSA medical & surgical books by Porcher, Chisolm, and Moore

Index of all Civil War era medical textbooks in Echols collection

Liston, Robert, M. D. article and text book on surgery

Medical education during the Civil War

Medical authors and faculty list with lecture cards and biographies in this collection

Medical schools in existence during and before the Civil War

Researching Civil War surgeons and physicians

Surgeon General's Office Library list of books issued during the Civil War

Surgeon General's Office Library 1840 catalogue

Uses of various surgical instruments from a Civil War manual

Jefferson Medical College professors 1870's

Roster of Civil War Surgeons book

Researching Civil War Surgeons & Physicians

Civil War Era Medical Book Author Biographies


List of Civil War era Faculty and Authors in this Collection

Also, see the full Medical Book Collection Index: Sorted by Author



The Private Collections of Dr. Michael Echols

Medical Antiques Index

American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques Index

Contact Dr. Arbittier or Dr. Echols



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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Last update: Wednesday, October 18, 2017