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A gruesome medical history, a Crimea war surgeons amputee kit, including scalpels and bone saw, these two cases are attributed to Assistant Surgeon James Lamont, he was the son of Assistant Commissary General Lamont. He qualified in Edinburgh in 1852 and entered the Army Medical Department soon after. His service record was 23 Dec 1852 Acting Assistant Surgeon.
7 Jan 1853 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 41st (The Welsh) Regiment of Foot, vice Assistant Surgeon David Stewart who became surgeon 3rd Foot.
Mar 1853 Arrived at Malta.
10 Apr 1854 Left on board the transport Himalaya for Turkey.
5 Jan 1855 Died of slow fever at Inkerman, Crimea. The smaller surgeons case included has his name engraved to top. Second bone saw in case almost looks like an American civil war example, however the Crimea war was just a few years before, so surgeons often use similar style sets.
Size in inches of cases: H 1” x W 7” x D 2.5” and H 1.5” x W 9.5” x D 3”
Date: 19th Century
Material: Wood and metal
Origin: United Kingdom
Completely solid in structure, aged surface as shown with a deep natural patina across the handles. The bone saw handle has a light fracture as shown but does not affect its stability. One scalpel is missing from the set. A rare survivor for sure so please expect age related issues which are shown in the photos provided. These items do not come with keys to lock the cases.
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