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Amputation kit

Date: 1898 | Identifier: Country Doctor Museum
This is a complete amputation set/surgical set. Rectangular wood box has a center key hole, 2 back hinges for lid, and interior compartments lined with light tan leather. All-metal (chrome plated nickel) instruments fit into case in lid and bottom. Lid compartment is fitted with 5 instruments, covered with removable interior lid and has oval center mark "A.S. Aloe & Co., Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments, 415 N. Broadway, St. Louis." In bottom compartment, 7 instruments rest in fitted slots with metal strap brace above on edge; key, wire and brush rest in open rectangular compartment, a horsehair coil is in lidded compartment at center bottom. Name, "Dr. N.W. Crain" is on center top of exterior lid. With the case open, the pieces in the lid are: A trephine (handle and shaft), a metacarpal saw, a Hey's saw, a capital saw, and, beneath the capital saw, a bone forceps. The bottom of the case holds three long knives including a double-edged knife or catlin, a large scalpel or finger knife,a tenaculum, an elevator , and a fenestrated spring-forceps with bulbous ends. Also included in the kit is a small brush. Inside the compartment in the front of the case is a loop of horse hair suture. more...
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