Civil War Medical Kits Photos

Medical treatment for wounds during the American Civil War consisted mostly of amputations and examples of surgical kits used during the conflict are found in several museums.

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Antique surgical kit at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Antique surgical kit at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Civil War surgeon's medical chest at Gettysburg NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Surgeon's Civil War surgical kit at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.
Antique surgical kit at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Antique surgical kit at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Civil War surgeon's medical chest at Gettysburg NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Surgeon's Civil War surgical kit at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.
Surgical kit used by Prof. Nathan Ryno Smith of Baltimore from Civil War at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.Surgical kit used by Dr. John C. Jones of Texas from Civil War at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.Medical Chest from Virginia 1st Regiment at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.Medicine Chest abandoned by Confederate Battery at Petersburg, VA at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Surgical kit used by Prof. Nathan Ryno Smith of Baltimore from Civil War at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.Surgical kit used by Dr. John C. Jones of Texas from Civil War at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.Medical Chest from Virginia 1st Regiment at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.Medicine Chest abandoned (1865) by Confederate Battery at Petersburg, VA at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Civil War medical kit & pistol at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.Antique tooth extractor, syringe & medical officer's sword at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Civil War medicine bottles at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Porcelain feeding cup to serve broth to soldiers who could not feed themselves at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.
Civil War medical kit & pistol at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.Antique tooth extractor, syringe & medical officer's sword at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Civil War medicine bottles at Manassas NHS museum. Manassas, VA.Porcelain feeding cup to serve broth to soldiers who could not feed themselves at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.
Shirt worn by nurse with crossed Confederate flags at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.


Shirt worn by nurse with crossed Confederate flags at Chimborazo Medical Museum. Richmond, VA.



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