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Object Name Kit, Surgical
Catalog Number 0985.13.00212
Description The surgical kit comes in a leather covered case with a green velvet liner. The case contains six tortoise shell and steel instruments. The case closes with a single steel pressure clasp. The maker's mark on the instruments reads, "Joseph Rogers and Sons / 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield Cutlers to Her Majesty Corporate Mark."
Dimensions H-1.25 W-3.75 L-6.75 inches
Owned James William Claiborne
Owner Regiment 12th Virginia Infantry
Made Joseph Rogers and Sons, England, Great Britain
Provenance Dr. James William Claiborne owned, carried, and used this surgical kit during the war. He was Field Surgeon for the 12th Virginia Infantry.
People Claiborne, James William
Search Terms surgeons
Subjects Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
Surgical instruments