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J-Shaped Medical Tool

J-Shaped Medical Tool

Manufacturer / Maker: Dietrich W. Kolbe

Associated with: M. L. Amick (1843 - 1904)

Department: History
Date: ca. 1863-1865
Medium: steel
Overall: 5 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. (14.6 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm)
Classification: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, from the descendants of John (Jackie) Taylor: Gwyn Fair Ellis; Willett Taylor Fair; James Taylor Rock; and Kenneth Willett Rock
Object number: PC2002.26.4
Not on view
Label Text:M.L. Amick (1843-1904) was a Union surgeon from Cincinnati who served in the Civil War. Amick received the kit - a type that was used by the U.S. army during the war - as a gift from a grateful patient.

A nearly complete set, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive Civil War-era kits in a museum collection. Amick's descendant, Gwyn Fair Ellis, is an Albuquerque resident.