March 07, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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19th Century Surgical and Amputation Kit

Wood case with brass fittings and red velvet lining, dimensions 16.25 x 5.75 x 3 in.  Kit includes 19 pieces, with and only three spaces obviously empty. Tools include bone saw, trephine, catlin and liston knives, tourniquet, forceps and more. Blades show a number of different markings including "W.F. FORD", "A. S. ALOE", "HERNSTEIN-PRINCE," and "TIEMANN".  Possibly owned by Dr. Victor Clarence Vaughn (1851-1929), longtime Dean of the Michigan Medical School, or one of his students, as the lidded portion contains a newspaper clipping announcing his death.

Provenance:From the collection of Art Gerber, Indiana


Tools and blades are mostly bright with some minor darkening.  Blades are sharp and are free of major damage.  Velvet cover appears to be a replacement.    

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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