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Object Name Kit, Surgical
Catalog Number 0985.13.00889, a-i
Description The surgical kit comes in small trifold leather case (.889) with a design pressed into the exterior of the leather case. The case is lined with a red velvet material with five striped elastic loops to hold the instruments. Stamped on the case flap is the maker's name, "G. TIEMANN & CO." Instruments include tortoise shell instruments on one side, four metal implements in the middle, and a small compartment on the other side. Instruments are: metal foreign body probe (a); metal director or suture needle, perhaps for body probe (b); metal, unknown, screw into one another, each end has two holes at bottom (c); metal, unknown (d); tortoise-shell double scalpel (e); tortoise-shell travel tenanculum/lancet (f); tortoise-shell double scalpel, travel (g); rusty curved needle wrapped in thread (h); paper with two rusty threaded needles stuck in it (i).
Dimensions W-2.25 L-4 inches
Owned Franklin Brevard Shuford
Owner Regiment Chimborazo Hospital
Made G. Tiemann & Co., New York City, New York, USA
Provenance Dr. Franklin Brevard Shuford carried and used this small surgical kit. He was an Assistant Surgeon at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia from 1861-1865.
People Shuford, Franklin Brevard
Search Terms Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond hospitals
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects hospitals
Medical aspects of war
Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
Surgical instruments