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Hernstein Capital Set   Tiencken Surgical Set   Snowden Post Mortem Set  
Kern Post Mortem Set   Brinkerhoff Stomach Pump
USA Hosp Dept Hernstein 3 Tier Set
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USA Hospital Department Kolbe Four Tier Civil War Surgical Set
Weiss Cased Civil War Amputation Set

Civil War Capital Amputation Set
by J.H. Gemrig
Marked USA Medical Department
From The Collection of Dr. Scott Watson.

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J H Gemrig USA Capital Amputation Set

US Army Medical Department marked Civil War four tier set with special emphasis on bone surgery for trauma. Mahogany case with brass corners and bilateral sliding military latches. One corner brass support is missing. Gemrig was a supplier to Union forces during the civil war but few of his sets have survived. His volume of production may have been low compared to other major suppliers such as Hernstein and Tiemann leading to the rarity of current sets. The style of knives, forceps, and bow saw all typical of civil war production. Capital bow saw marked USA Hospital Department. This set was made right at the beginning of the civil war during the transition from Medical to Hospital Dept markings. It has seen use as corrosion from blood staining is present on many of the instruments. JH Gemrig was located in Philadelphia with follow addresses per Edmonson from American Surgical Instruments:

48 N. 6th from 1841 to 1844
S. 8th in 1845
43 S, 8th from 1846 to 1865
109 S. 8th from 1866 to 1880
Gemrig civil war surgical set

Gemrig Capital Amputation Set

Civil War Tourniquet

USA Medical Department

Union Army Surgical Set


Civil War Surgical Sets by Hermann Hernstein & Co., Horatio G. Kern, George Tiemann, D.W. Kolbe
Wade and Ford, Snowden, Gemrig, Kuemerle,
Helmold, Otto & Reynders, Max Worcher, Brinkerhoff, Rees,
Codman and Shurtleff, Tiencken.

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Hernstein Civil War Capital Set
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Snowden Civil War Post Mortem Set
Kern Civil War Post Mortem Set
Brinkerhoff Civil War Stomach Pump
USA Hosp Dept Hernstein 3 Tier Set
USA Hospital Dept. Hernstein Trephine Set
USA Hosp. Dept. Kolbe Four Tier Civil War Surgical Set
Weiss Cased Civil War Amputation Set
Kolbe Civil War U.S.A. Hosp. Dept. Pocket Case
Hernstein Early Civil War Cased Trephine Set

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