TRAUMA SURGERY
TREPANNED SKULL
TUMI KNIFE
EXTRACTION OF THE FOOL'S STONE
EARLY TREPANNING
PARÉ TRIPLOIDES
TREPANNING SET
CASED TREPHINE INSTRUMENTS
CRANIOTOMY
TREPAN
TREPANATION
TREPANNING SET
EARLY "TRAUMA MAN"
EARLY 'TRAUMA MAN"
ARROW REMOVER
EARLY FRACTURE REPAIR
FRACTURE REPAIR
FRACTURE REPAIR
REPAIR OF FRACTURE/DISLOCATION
FRACTURED FEMURS
DISLOCATED FEMUR
TRAUMA WARD
LEG SPLINT
RHINOPLASTY
BONE DRILL
CASED ORTHOPEDIC SET
BULLET SCREW
EARLY BULLET REMOVERS
BULLET REMOVERS
BULLET SCREW
BULLET FOCEPS
"BIT BULLET"
LINCOLN BULLET
UNION MEDICAL OFFICER
CW MEDICAL OFFICER'S DRESS
CIVIL WAR AMPUTATION
POST AMPUTATION
AMPUTATED LEG
AMPUTATED EXTREMITIES
CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL
CIVIL WAR AMBULANCE TRAIN
SICK ROOM FUMIGATOR
BEFORE AMPUTATION
AFTER AMPUTATION
PROSTHESIS
AKA AMPUTATION
HOSPITAL GANGRENE
LADIE'S PROSTHETIC HAND
AMPUTEE KNIFE/FORK
EXCISION SET
BONE EXCISION PROCEDURE
EXCISIONS AT THE ELBOW
GUNSHOT WOUND
GUNSHOT WOUND
GEN. ULYSSES S. GRANT
THE BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR, VA
THE BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR
A BURIAL PARTY
MET BULLETS
COLD HARBOR FATALITY
CIVIL WAR DIARY
BATTLEFIELD WEDDING RING
FLEAM
COLD HARBOR LETTER
HARVEY STEVENS
MERARI STEVENS
MERARI STEVENS AND FAMILY
COLD HARBOR CEMETARY
INDUCTION BALANCE
INDUCTION BA\LANCE
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TREPANNED SKULL
This early Peruvian skull illustrates trepanning which was the earliest documented surgical procedure. It was helpful in reducing pressure from blood clots but was also used to "remove demons" from the mentally ill. This is also a wrapped skull, intentially deformed in upper class citizens.
TUMI KNIFE
This is a bronze tumi knife from the Huari (central) region of Peru (700-1000) which is the area of the Inca empire noted for the use of trepanning. A tumi knife was used in surgical procedures as well as during ceremonial occasions to remove "evil spirits." This example is actually a rattle with three small beads located in the tube between the two dragon heads. One could imagine that the carving on the blade represents evil spirits being removed through the mouth of an Inca chief.
EXTRACTION OF THE FOOL'S STONE
oil on wood by Jan Sanders van Hemessen (1500-1557).
EARLY TREPANNING
from "Feldtbüch der Wundartzney" by Hans von Gersdorff (1517).
PARÉ TRIPLOIDES
used to lift a piece of skull during the trepanning procedure, 17th-18th century.
TREPANNING SET
unmarked set with Galt's trephine (ca 1760) - cover set for E. Bennion's "Antique Medical Instruments."
CASED TREPHINE INSTRUMENTS
18th century set by Laundy.
CRANIOTOMY
use of a Heine's osteotome in a text by Charrière, early 19th century.
TREPAN
This is a unique combination Rowl's saw and trepan exhibition instrument by Charrière, early 19th century.
TREPANATION
"Traité complet d’anatomie de l’homme, "2nd ed. by J.M. Bourgery, Claude Bernard, and N.H. Jacob (1866-1871).
TREPANNING SET
by Grangeret "instrument maker to the king" (ca 1780)
EARLY "TRAUMA MAN"
from "Feldtbüch der Wundartzney" by Hans von Gersdorff (1517).
EARLY 'TRAUMA MAN"
from "Armamemtarium Chiruigicum" by Joannis Scultetus (1655).
ARROW REMOVER
16th century device to remove arrows with the blades sharpened on the outside.
EARLY FRACTURE REPAIR
from "Feldtbüch der Wundartzney" by Hans von Gersdorff (1517).
FRACTURE REPAIR
17th century sketch.
FRACTURE REPAIR
17th century sketch.
REPAIR OF FRACTURE/DISLOCATION
from "Armamemtarium Chiruigicum" by Joannis Scultetus (1655).
FRACTURED FEMURS
from "Anatomia Pathologique du corps Humain" by J Cruveilhier (1835-1842).
DISLOCATED FEMUR
from "Anatomia Pathologique du corps Humain" by J Cruveilhier (1835-1842).
TRAUMA WARD
Guy's Hospital, early 19th century.
LEG SPLINT
by AM Day of Bennington, VT (ca 1850).
RHINOPLASTY
(top) Indian method, (bottom) Italian method from "Traité complet d'anatomie de l'homme" by JM Bourgery (1866-1871).
BONE DRILL
primarily for mastoid surgery, unmarked (ca 1880).
CASED ORTHOPEDIC SET
by Lindenmaier (ca 1877).
BULLET SCREW
sheathed 16th century instrument.
EARLY BULLET REMOVERS
bullet screw and forceps from "Armamemtarium Chiruigicum" by Joannis Scultetus (1655).
BULLET REMOVERS
Civil War era (top) projectiles, Nélaton probe by Tiemann, Coexter bullet remover, bullet screw.
BULLET SCREW
exhibition bullet remover by Luer (ca 1870).
BULLET FOCEPS
by Weiss (ca 1830).
"BIT BULLET"
found just outside a Civil War hospital at Cross Keys, Virginia.
LINCOLN BULLET
bullet that killed President Abraham Lincoln now at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
UNION MEDICAL OFFICER
carte-de-visite (ca 1865).
CW MEDICAL OFFICER'S DRESS
Union officer's green sash with sword by Ames Manufacturing Company (ca 1860).
CIVIL WAR AMPUTATION
performed by Dr. James T. Calhoon on Maj. Gen. Daniel Sickles at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.
POST AMPUTATION
Maj. Gen. Daniels Sickles at the Army Medical Museum in 1865.
AMPUTATED LEG
leg of Civil War Union Maj. Gen Daniel Sickles now on display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
AMPUTATED EXTREMITIES
"A Morning's Work" by Reed Brockway Bontecou, MD in Washington, DC (ca 1864).
CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL
Armory Square Hospital, Washington, DC (ca 1863).
CIVIL WAR AMBULANCE TRAIN
at Harewood Hospital (ca 1863).
SICK ROOM FUMIGATOR
by J. Foot and Sons (ca1870).
BEFORE AMPUTATION
Private John Parmenter with gangrenous foot, June 21, 1865.
AFTER AMPUTATION
Private Parmenter after his amputation (June 1865).
PROSTHESIS
Private L. Coombs with his prosthesis (ca 1865).
AKA AMPUTATION
Private Jessie Jones in "The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion" (1870-1888).
HOSPITAL GANGRENE
Private Milton Wallen in "The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion" (1870-1888).
LADIE'S PROSTHETIC HAND
late 19th century.
AMPUTEE KNIFE/FORK
19rh century bone handled appliance by Weiss.
EXCISION SET
excision set by Weiss (ca 1877) to remove a joint but to preserve the limb. Note the presence of a Butcher's saw (second from the top) invented by Dr. Butcher.
BONE EXCISION PROCEDURE
performed on Pvt. Porubsky (ca 1865).
EXCISIONS AT THE ELBOW
from "The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion" (1870-1888).
GUNSHOT WOUND
from "The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion" (1870-1888).
GUNSHOT WOUND
perforatrion of the anterior mediastinum of Private Charles Betts in "The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion" (1870-1888).
GEN. ULYSSES S. GRANT
at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 1864.
THE BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR, VA
by Kurz and Allison, 1888.
THE BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR
by Currier and Ives, latter 19th century.
A BURIAL PARTY
removing the remains of the dead for burial a year after the Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia by John Reekie (1865).
MET BULLETS
The outset of the fighting was so furious at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Va as the North charged the South, a Union and a Confederate projectile met and fused over the battlefield.
COLD HARBOR FATALITY
skull of a Union soldier killed by a mini ball lodged under the right orbit, June 3, 1864.
CIVIL WAR DIARY
dialry kept by Sgt. Joseph Hume killed at the Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia, June 3, 1864.
BATTLEFIELD WEDDING RING
found at Cold Harbor Virginia.
FLEAM
Found on the battlefield of Cold Harbor, Virginia.
COLD HARBOR LETTER
letter from Merari Stevens to his friend Ezra on December 20, 1864.
HARVEY STEVENS
With the bullet the killed him at Cold Harbor.
MERARI STEVENS
soldier who later became a surgeon after losing his uncle at the the Battle of Cold Harbor.
MERARI STEVENS AND FAMILY
family of a former Union soldier with two physician sons.
COLD HARBOR CEMETARY
Cold Harbor, Virginia from "Harper's Weekly," Oct. 20, 1866.
INDUCTION BALANCE
search for the bullet in President Garfield by Alexander Graham Bell, from "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper," Aug. 20, 1881.
INDUCTION BA\LANCE
search for the bullet by Alexander Graham Bell, (ca 1881).