Confederate Amputation Kit

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lelliott19

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Thanks for posting @gem

There's the bone saw in the lid.
Two large amputation knives and another smaller knife
A pair of forceps and a tenaculum
another knife of some sort
a tourniquet (possibly a petit model?)
And a ronguer (the instrument that looks like pliers)

For those who are interested in how each instrument was used, I did this thread a while back

Interestingly, I don't seem to see a catlin (double edged knife) in this kit, but we cant see the other side of the blades so one of the knives might actually be a catlin. Maybe @kyle.dalton can check out this kit in person and let us know if it includes a catlin?
 
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It reminds me a fact that the biggest manufacturing industry in the state of Mississippi after the war was manufacturing of artificial limbs.
I weep for Confederate soldiers had been crippled, yet had to walk home without a limb after the war.
 
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