Medicine chest

Medicine chest
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.
Original Format
medical equipment
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
This item has been made available by The Country Doctor Museum for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. For information regarding reproduction, please contact The Country Doctor Museum at;
Preferred Citation
Cite this item
Materials on this site may include offensive content, which does not reflect the opinions, values, or beliefs of ECU Libraries. Public access is provided to these resources to preserve the historical record.

Contact Digital Collections

If you know something about this item or would like to request additional information, click here.

Comment on This Item

Complete the fields below to post a public comment about the material featured on this page. The email address you submit will not be displayed and would only be used to contact you with additional questions or comments.

Comment Policy