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CIVIL WAR ERA WOODEN ARM SPLINT – EXCELLENT CONDITION - MAKER MARKED - SCARCE EARLY MEDICAL PIECE:  This original Civil War era Arm Splint 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 splint was designed to be used on the upper and lower portions of the arm.  Measuring 14 ˝” long around the curve and generally 3” wide, this splint is in excellent condition, with little sign of having been used.  The  splint retains the original varnish finish, both of the thin, red enameled leatherette pieces that held the ties to attach the splints to the patient’s arm, and it also retains the original maker’s stencil “DAY” and the numeral “2” indicating the size.   

This is a very nice piece and will be an important addition to a Civil War display or any 19th Century Medical display.  (0323) $125

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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