Quick Pic: Why I Wouldn’t Have Survived The Civil War

amputation kit 6Two words: Amputation kit.

While this is a fascinating piece from our History of Medicine Collection, it does make me very happy to be living in an era of modern medicine (e.g. anesthesia).

This is in the lab for evaluation prior to being loaned for an exhibit at the Duke Medical Center Library. It’s an amazing thing to contemplate.