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CIVIL WAR ERA WOODEN ARM SPLINTS – EXCELLENT CONDITION - MAKER MARKED - SCARCE EARLY MEDICAL PIECE:  This original set of two Civil War era Arm Splints was patented and manufactured by Dr. Almiron M. Day of Bennington, Vermont.  Apparently securing his patents during the mid 1850’s through the mid 1860’s, Dr. Day’s splints were generally used in the army hospitals during the Civil War. 

Described and pictured on page 73 of Dr. Dammann’s Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment, Volume One, and again on page 76 of Volume Two by the same title, this particular set was designed to splint the upper and lower portions of the arm.  Measuring 13” long around the curve and generally 2 ˝” wide, this set is in excellent condition.  The two splints retain the original varnish finish, and each piece retains the original maker’s stencil “DAY” and the numeral “1” indicating the size. 

One splint has the two thin, red enameled leatherette pieces that held the ties to attach the splints to the patient’s arm.  The other splint is missing one of these leatherette pieces, but the other is present and intact.   

This is a very special set and will be an important addition to a Civil War display or any 19th Century Medical display. (0322) $250

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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