Dissecting Set

Description (Brief)
This dissecting set was issued by the United States Hospital Department. There is an octagonal brass medallion engraved, U. S. A./Hosp. Dept. in the lid. The set contains three ivory handled scalpels, one steel scalpel, one steel blade and a universal handle, one tool which may have been used as a chisel but is not original to the set, three hooks to chains on a ring, one pair of straight scissors, and one blowpipe. The original chisel and forceps are missing.
The black and gold oval label on the interior of the case reads G. TIEMANN & CO./MANUFACTURERS/OF/SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS/63 CHATHAM ST N.Y..
The Tiemann Company was founded by George Tiemann (1793-1868), who immigrated to the United States in 1826 from Germany. The company resided at this address from 1855 to 1863.
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Object Name
surgical set
dissecting set
date made
George Tiemann and Company
Physical Description
mahogany (overall material)
steel (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
velvet (overall material)
overall: 4.8 cm x 23.7 cm x 9.2 cm; 1 7/8 in x 9 5/16 in x 3 5/8 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 9 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 23.8125 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Surgical instruments
Civil War
related event
Civil War
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Civil War Surgical Sets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mrs. Katherine Maxwell and Dr. Charles Frederick Frey
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