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  • Collection: Boston Medical Library Art and Artifact Collection

1 framed silhouette of Horace Wells.

Dr. J. Collins Warren developed this particular model of dissection knife for use with tumors of the breast and had them produced by Codman and Shurtleff, the famous Boston firm of instrument makers. Dr. Warren presented this set to his colleague,…

This Swiss gold repeating pocket watch was presented by Dr. Henry I. Bowditch to Dr. John Collins Warren "with gratitude and respect" upon his retirement from the faculty of Harvard Medical School on March 2, 1847. At Dr. Warren's death, the watch…

One of the most renowned American surgeons of the 19th century, Dr. John Collins Warren (born on August 1, 1778) graduated from Harvard College in 1797, then began the study of medicine with his father, Dr. John Warren. In 1799, he went abroad,…

One of the most renowned American surgeons of the 19th century, Dr. John Collins Warren (born on August 1, 1778) graduated from Harvard College in 1797, then began the study of medicine with his father, Dr. John Warren. In 1799, he went abroad,…

This Laundy scalpel and probe were the surgical instruments used by Dr. John Collins Warren at the first public operation under ether at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 16, 1846. Dr. Warren presented the instruments along with his card…