Post-mortem set in wooden case, 1860 - 1880 [WAM 20441]

Dublin Core

Title

Post-mortem set in wooden case, 1860 - 1880 [WAM 20441]

Subject

Medical instruments and apparatus
post-mortem
postmortem
Autopsy

Description

Post-mortem set of fifteen instruments.

Abstract

Post-mortem set with fifteen instruments stored in wooden case with green velvet interior. Instruments are Tiemann and case is Codman & Shrutleff. Set includes costotome chisel, post-mortem hammer, steel handled cartilage knife, steel handled cartridge dissecting hook, textured ebony handled cartilage knife, three ebony handled dissecting scalpels, dissecting forceps, chain hook, enterotome, dissecting scissors, and #5 post-mortem knife, saw, and reamer with one insertable handle.

Creator

Codman & Shurtleff (Case)
Tiemann (Instruments)

Date Created

1860 - 1880

Access Rights

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Relation

George G. Tucker also donated a plaster cast of left hand with lead palsy (Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number 01629), a plaster cast of cancerous rectum (Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number 02310), and a collection of gall stones (Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number 07536).

Is Part Of

Medical Instruments, Equipment, and Devices

Format

image

Medium

medical equipment

Type

physical object

Identifier

Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number: 20441
Warren Anatomical Museum Accession Number: 2010.002

Provenance

George Grenville Tucker graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1855. He died in 1883 and practiced in Westfield, MA. The post-mortem set appears to have been used throughout his career given the several eras of Tiemann stamp represented. The kit was inventoried on 03/23/2010.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

medical equipment

Physical Dimensions

5.715 H x 26.035 W x 11.43 D cm

Files

20441_v2.JPG
20441_v3.JPG

Citation

Codman & Shurtleff (Case) and Tiemann (Instruments), “Post-mortem set in wooden case, 1860 - 1880 [WAM 20441],” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/5886.