Yes I was at the 150th Gettysburg doing demos. A elderly lady said she had just retired from the surgical theater after 44 yrs. She told me they still use hand bone saws. I asked why. She said the new buzz saws jam sometimes about half way into a femure. They finish with a hand saw so as to not fracture or chip the bone. I had no idea that they were still using them. That is one of the reasons why I love CW medical. Again along the line you mention.Welcome to CWT from the Smoky Mountain side of North Carolina. Just jump right in and enjoy.
As a retired EMT I find that it is amazing how much medical equipment has really not changed since the Civil War. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos.