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Medicine chest

Date: 1860 - 1880 | Identifier: Country Doctor Museum
Square wood case is covered with brown leather. Lid is hinged at back with wide leather strap. Exterior leather strap handle attaches to each side. Interior lid top is lined with brown fabric. Base of box is also fabric lined. A removable tray has brass handles on the sides. Tray holds 27 glass medicine vials of various sizes. Beneath top tray are 12 compartments with 11 medicine vials, 4 round glass bottles with tin screw tops, 2 packets of litmus testing paper, 1 packet of surgery needles, 1 catheter, 2 cork bottle stoppers and 1 metal instrument. more...
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