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Dr. Charles Lee’s Surgical Kit
Medical Science, Division of Science, Medicine, and Society, National Museum of American History

Dr. Charles Lee’s Surgical Kit

Accession #: 1981.0829
Credit: Medical Science, Division of Science, Medicine, and Society, National Museum of American History

Maker

J. H. Gemrig (Manufacturer)

J. H. Gemrig was a surgical instrument maker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1841 to 1880. Gemrig was under contract to the Union Forces during the Civil War to provide surgical sets to the military doctors.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 10" H x 17" W x 10" D

Physical Description

Mahogany chest with wooden handled surgical tools. Brass plate mounted to lid engraved, “Dr. C.C. Lee.”

Specific History

Surgical kit belonging to Dr. Charles C. Lee, assistant surgeon with the 1st Maryland Volunteer Cavalry, 1861–1862, and contract surgeon for the United States Army, 1862–1865.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: Civil War
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