Surgical Set


Surgical set with a “J. R. GEMRIG” label in the lid, and a “Dr. C. C. Lee” inscription on a brass plate. Charles Carroll Lee (1839-1893) was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School who served as an assistant surgeon with the Union Army during the Civil War, and later moved to New York City. Jacob Gemrig was a German-American surgical instrument maker in Philadelphia.

Ref: “Charles Carroll Lee,” New York Times (May 12, 1893), p. 4.

Date Made: 1866-1880

Maker: Gemrig, Jacob H.

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Surgery


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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Marilyn Gould

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0829.01Catalog Number: 1981.0829.01Accession Number: 1981.0829

Object Name: Amputation SetOther Terms: Amputation Set; surgical set

Physical Description: wood, rosewood (overall material)fabric, velvet (overall material)metal, steel (overall material)wood, ebony (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10.2 cm x 41.9 cm x 18.8 cm; 4 in x 16 1/2 in x 7 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1052460

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