Charriere dissection kit

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Title

Charriere dissection kit

Subject

Perkins, George Thomas, 1838-1880
Kits (sets)
Human dissection
Anatomy

Description

This pocket case of dissection instruments belonged to George Thomas Perkins (1838-1880), who attended Harvard Medical School from 1855 to 1857. Perkins served as a surgeon during the Civil War and later practiced in Newton Lower Falls.

Leather case contains an interior metal tray and six sleeves for holding instruments. The kit contains a chain hook, a blow pipe, four dissecting/operating scalpels, medium dissection forceps, director and tongue tie, small blunted forceps and a chisel. Many of the instruments have ebony handles and the majority are labeled "charriere." Kit contains two types of thread and one needle. It closes on a metal clasp. Charriere label printed on interior.

Abstract

Charriere pocket tissue dissection kit, owned and used by George Perkins

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1855, circa

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Accessing collections in the Warren Anatomical Museum and the Warren Anatomical Museum archive requires advanced notice. Please submit a request to Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu to access the displayed item

Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum (WAM 12748.033)

Format

image

Extent

1 dissection kit

Type

still image

Identifier

WAM 12748.033

Provenance

Given through Dr. Loring T. Swaim by Mrs. Arthur P. Dana, daughter of Dr. George T. Perkins. Gifted to the Warren Anatomical Museum, January 1937

Files

12748033_v1.JPG
12748033_v2.JPG

Citation

Unknown, “Charriere dissection kit,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13556.