Ivory handled instruments


Title
Ivory handled instruments
Description
Dr. Matthew Moore Butler, who lived from1838-1913, owned these five ivory handled instruments from Hernstein, Austria. Ivory handled instruments were very expensive. The five instruments are: a hernia knife, a tendon hook, a metacarpal saw for amputating finger bones, a trocar to create drainage spots, and a bistoury, also known as a scalpel. Dr. Butler was a Confederate field surgeon who helped amputate General Stonewall Jackson’s arm in May of 1863. Later, Dr. Butler would be one of the men who signed the Articles of Surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.
Date
1860-1865
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Subject(s)
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
Rights
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 hslcdm@ecu.edu;
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