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Object Name Kit, Dissecting
Catalog Number 0985.13.00993, a-i
Description Mahogany dissecting kit consisting of wooden case (.993) lined in blue velvet with instruments. A label reads: "GEO. TIEMANN & CO. Manufacturers of SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS & every descriptions of CUTLERY No. 67 Chatman St. NEW YORK". A label on the bottom of the case described the instruments in the set. The contents of the lid are: blowpipe (a); ivory handle with thin metal probe on end (b). The base contains a set of hooks (c); tenaculum with a steel file handle (d); scalpel with steel file handle (g); 3 scalpels (e, f, h); and cartilage knife (or chisel) (i).
Dimensions W-3.75 L-7.5 inches
Owned Edgar Archer
Made Geo. Tiemann and Company, New York City, New York
Provenance Dissecting kit used by Dr. Edgar Archer during the war.
People Archer, Edgar
Subjects Medical aspects of war
Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel